The Tampa Bay marathon is on February 18th, and I’m all signed up to joggle it. This will be my 22nd marathon, half-way to the 44 marathon goal.
Do you need a marathon training program?
- Joggle as many days as you can.
- Go as far as you feel like going.
- Occasionally, go faster than you feel like going.
- Do a double-digit distance on the weekend.
That’s it. See, you don’t need a training program to do a marathon.
Note: I’m still averaging 35 miles and 6 running sessions a week.
Marathon joggling results
Of course, by following no training program you’re not likely set a PR. You’re certainly not likely to break the world record for joggling a marathon! Although, you can’t expect to set a PR everytime you go out and race.
You might also experience a significant amount of pain during and after the run.Â Particularly around mile 18 or so.Â Make judicious use of pain killers if you need to.
But without a serious training program you can still finish and “enjoy” your joggling marathon and that’s what I intend to do in Tampa Bay. Certainly I’d like to get a PR but seeing the sights, entertaining the crowd, and heading out for an adventure in Florida with a couple of friends sounds just great to me.