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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Marathon decision...

So I have taken time the last week to mull over a decision that I have been trying to make for sometime and I keep going back and forth on it. Well no more - I have made my decision and yes - it is my final answer...

The Marathon is going to wait a year...

The main reasons are - I feel since I have only been running since May on my own and June with the group I think I'm trying to do to much in too short a time. I have really struggled with the longer runs. The training program usually concludes with the California International Marathon which is in December, but I will not be in town for that one, so the one I choose to do is 4 weeks earlier. (4 weeks less of training...)

So I'm still going to run in that race in November, I will *only* do half the marathon!

I however have not given up on my marathon dream - My first marathon will be California International on December 6th 2009 - by the way for those keeping score - that is 3 days after I turn the big 4-0! I think that running a marathon is a great way to celebrate my 40th birthday!

5 comments:

clarinutty said...

I am glad you have thought about this long and hard. Matt and I will be there in November to cheer you on for your half marathon. Still more than I could ever do!

Vicki said...

I think your decision to wait a year to run a full marathon makes perfect sense. Glad you'll be running the half marathon in November...we'll be cheering you on for that one, even if it is from afar.

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The Running Moron said...

I've read some things that say you shouldn't even attempt a marathon without at least a couple of years of running behind you, so your choosing to put it off a year is probably a wise one.

I've also heard that the CA Int'l Marathon is one of the best for a first marathon because it's mostly downhill/flat.

So when you are ready, at least you'll be running a marathon that'll give you a great chance for a successful finish.

Megan said...

Sounds like a good decision!