I've Committed to the Publix Georgia Marathon

If you have been following my training lately you would more inclined to say that I need to be committed for registering to run the Publix Georgia Marathon, rather than that I have committed to run the Publix Georgia Marathon.

The Publix Georgia Marathon, previously known as the ING Georgia Marathon, will be running through the streets of Atlanta and surrounding area on March 20th, 2011.  If I am doing my math correctly that is just 46 days away from today.  I am feverishly looking for a full marathon training plan, including a full taper (gotta have it!) that can be completed in 45 days (I am thinking about taking tomorrow off) so if you can help me with that it would be greatly appreciated!

In all honesty I have already started my training, and have been committed to run this marathon for longer than just this past week.  I have run two previous marathons (#1, #2), both of which were at least a couple hour drive from home, so the possibility of running one closer to home is a welcome change.

I was wanting to run a bit bigger marathon, and also was wanting to run a spring marathon.  Both of my previous marathons were smaller fields, and were run in November.  For this reason I was very excited that the Publix Georgia Marathon gave me the opportunity to run in the 5th running of their marathon.

My training for this marathon is not where I would like it to be yet, but I am slowly getting there.  I have trouble getting laser focused on my training before I register for an event, but now that I have officially registered I can see my training already getting more focused.

I have heard from some friends that have run this course in previous years that it is a challenging course.  For that reason, and the fact that my training is not up to where it should be yet, I am not sure what kind of goals I will be setting for this 26.2 Quest, however those will be formulated and divulged in the next couple weeks.

I will be talking much more about this as the race day approaches, but for now I just wanted to get this out there and commit officially so you all can start holding me accountable with my training.

Are you running the Publix Georgia Marathon or Half Marathon?  If not, have you committed to your next race?  If so, which one is it?