Yesterday this conversation happened:
My sister and I were apparently having an identical thought process about finding a race near my parents. Low and behold one that I have always been interested in running was the weekend (Sunday not Saturday I later realized) of Thanksgiving – when I plan to be in Florida for the holiday.
I got excited, yay. Half marathon and the parents would be close by!
Then I went to the site registration to the lovely message: Half marathon: full.
I immediately text to my sister relaying that…and that I guess I was running marathon number 3 for the fall (she was already planning to run the full).
Made it official this morning. With a slight panic of…umm what have I just done?
So first I will be running the streets of Chicago inOctober!
Then I will be fundraising and running NYCM with Team forKids 3 weeks later…
And topping it off with Space Coast Marathon 4 weeks after that.
And as it was pointed out to me, if I complete each, I will meet the qualifications for Marathon Maniacs.
Never any intention of mine. I kind of just want to survive at this point. And I get race registration happy. It’s a big problem for me.
On top of the fact that I am still not loving marathon training! So why don’t I just run 3 instead of 1. Sigh.
So now I have a rough idea of what “training/taper” will look like between each but will definitely need to come up with a more formal plan.
I really had no plans for time goals for this fall. I am just really running. Trying to enjoy the run. I am in a tough spot at the moment - I have had a couple weeks of just tired and slow legs. Some days running a 10 min mile pace seems like the effort of attempting repeats.
Then other days I look down and see a pace in the 8's that feels comfortable and psych myself out that I should slow down because I won't be able to sustain it.
But those are issues for a different post.
For now, woo hoo to marathoning! 26.2 x 3 here I come (god willing).