This makes sense though since I am highly Type A (I've talked about this before). I also have this obsession with researching races, which probably explains why we are already registered for two marathons next year and will be registered for three more big races shortly.
Oh, I guess I never actually announced this on the blog. In addition to registering for the Cleveland Marathon right after Wineglass, the day right after the amazing Reach the Beach: New Jersey relay I registered us both for the Mount Desert Island Marathon! (I talked about why I want to run this marathon, here).
Some of you already know this, but one of the big races that we will be registering for in November is the Musselman Triathlon. It is a 70.3 distance triathlon (half Ironman distance) and it will take place on July 14, 2013. That's only two months after Cleveland (and three months before MDI)!
I already knew going into next year that we would be training for a half Ironman distance and a marathon (or multiple marathons) at the same time. Yesterday was the first time that I actually sat down and started to map out the timeline for training.
If you can't read it that has us committed to a training plan from January 14 - July 14, and I haven't even added a condensed marathon training plan for MDI to that timeline yet! Our marathon training and half Ironman training are going to overlap for 10 weeks, so it will be interesting to see how that works out!
To some people this may seem overwhelming and daunting, but I have to be honest I really need a training plan. I have felt pretty lazy since the marathon and I am tempted to find a triathlon in February/March so that I can start training again!
At the very least, Mike and I are going to start strength/core training soon and add swimming and biking back to our routine. We cut out swimming and biking after our tri in September so that we could focus on the final weeks of marathon training, but it is time to get back into it!
Are you a planner like me or do you just "wing it" (which I don't recommend for a schedule like ours!)?