LA Marathon Training - 16 Week Plan

I'd be lying if I said I have not once regretted signing up for the LA Marathon. I am scared sh*tless whenever I think of running 26.2 miles.

photo by Raymond Padilla (@zapatos83)

photo by Raymond Padilla (@zapatos83)

For the month of Novemeber, I told myself I would take it easy on the running. Limiting myself to 1-2 runs a week which would give me enough time to recover and heal any pain before starting LA Marathon training. It doesn't help that this year has been flying by because with a blink of an eye, Marathon training officially begins tomorrow!! *screams!!*

I don't know what to expect, all I know is that I'm ready to fully commit to this 16 week training plan set up by BlacklistLA. I feel scared, nervous, excited, you name it! Everyone I've talked to that has ran marathons in the past tell me that it's nothing to be afraid of. That if I've ran a half marathon before, I can just think of it as running two half marathons! (uhh...excuse me?!!? LOL). It's so insane to think that I couldn't even run half a mile without stopping, fast forward to a year and some change later, and here I am, preparing myself for marathon training. 

I'm going into this with a clear and open mind. I don't want to fear anything because I know I am capable of much more than what I think I am. I have proved myself in the past and I sure will proof I am capable of running a marathon. 

photo via @NikeLosAngeles

Follow me along this 16 week training journey, up until Marathon day on March 19th. 

xo, DIANA KAREN