Over the past 9 years that I have been chasing personal bests in the world of endurance, the elusive sub 3 marathon has always been something I knew I would want to chase.
While I worked for Nike and trained with their Bowerman Track Club, the most serious runners and members of the group were always the marathoners. Their workouts would be the longest, they took their nutrition and recovery the most serious, and their grit and strength was unmatched.
In 2011, within the first year of starting to run, I signed up for and raced the Portland Marathon. I ran a 3:23, which is a time I am super proud of. Since then, I have raced 3 Ironman Triathlons, reached a Half Marathon PR of 1:23, logged almost 15,000 running miles, and continue to fall in love with running.
I signed up for the California International Marathon (CIM) this past week and have my eyes set on breaking 3 hours on December 8th, 2019 in Sacramento. I plan to follow a hybrid plan (combination of Pete Pfitzinger and Jack Daniels) and will kick off a structured 16 week build on August 19th.
Lets do this!