Today I feel like running a marathon. I won’t because knowing me, I’d end up breaking something but I am considering moving up my marathon training so I can run one sooner. Frankly, everyone else seems to be running/training for one and I feel left out! I’m just itching to run one again.
One that looked plausible I clicked on (it was listed as “???” on marathonguide) and it’s the day of my best friend’s wedding…so that won’t work.) 😉
I was planning on starting a half training programme and then going to a full for the fall season. I got an invitation for free entry to a half in June that I was excited about but I’ll be traveling that day and cannot change it. ARGH! Maybe next year.
My friend and her fiancé have started running and we’ll be doing a 10k on Canada Day together. (I feel like I’ve mentioned this before?) Anyway, that had me SUPER excited because she’s the one that suggested a race! Well, now she’s thinking we should do a destination 1/2 marathon together a few months after, also her idea. HOW COOL IS THAT?! She is going to wait and see how the next little while goes before committing just in case. I of course said I was interested (I believe my words were, “Now that sounds like my idea of a weekend holiday!”) but at the same time I’m trying to mask my enthusiasm a bit until it’s more concrete. It’s probably not working though because I have no poker face. (I’m sure you’re all shocked to hear that one.)
This is a long winded way of saying that I don’t want my training plans to hinder this tentative race together (I won’t be upset if it doesn’t happen but I’m seeing the fuel belt as half full here and don’t want to leave things to chance.) We’d be running in December….so I could definitely use the half as a training run although there are slim pickings for Dec/Jan marathons it seems. The ultimate question is do I aim for a marathon before the 21.1k or after? Any races you recommend as a “must run?”
I need to get my butt out the door for my long run so it’s something I’ll mull over. Have a fantastic day!