I have not officially registered yet, but in my head I am committing to running the Zydeco Marathon in Lafayette on March 8. Since I have now shown myself that I am again capable of running marathons, I want to go into the next one with a real goal other than “finish alive.”
That goal is obviously to PR, beating my best time of 4:40:16, but more than that, I want to break 4:40 and have my time be 4:3X:XX. So 4:39:59 would be a win, 4:40:00 would be a fail, even though it is a PR too. To try and accomplish this I am going to be focusing on running faster in my shorter runs and my longer runs, with actual pace goals.