Randoms For Your Weekend

I generally don’t do posts over the weekend since that’s when I work. So here are a few things that have been rattling around in my brain lately. oooh, bullet points!

  • Treadmill long runs are both awesome (done where no one can see you suffering) and terrible (they take even longer than usual if you have kid[s]). Yesterday I ran 22.1km/13.8mi. Inside. The only thing that saved it for me was that I broke it up into three parts. That made it so much less daunting. I totally crapped out on my marathon goal pace section, but did get it kind of in so I’m not too upset.
  • Zoe, at Run, Zoe, Run, has totally outdone me and compiled a huge list of Team Nuun Hood to Coast applications. I’ll still be more than happy to link you to my list as well! I love that we’re celebrating each other’s entries even though we’re obviously competition.
  • The BMO Vancouver marathon is in 23 days. I wish I could say that I felt confident about it. I am fully expecting a sad (for me) finish time. Which brings me to the next point: my fall marathon.
  • I’m currently deciding between two end of September marathons: Surrey, BC, and Bellingham, WA. Surrey is local so my costs would be low. However, it’s the first year and is a double loop. Bellingham is close-ish, but would require either an over night stay or very early border crossing. It is a point-to-point run. The cost of the races are similar. What would you choose? I have a preference, but need some fresh opinions.
  • Can I just end by saying how happy I am that the sun is out longer? It’s so nice to not be stuck in the dark!
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    5 responses

    1. I’d go local. Is there a reason why it has to be one of those two?

      April 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      • Alanna

        The ones over Thanksgiving are too far to be economical. I’d love to do Victoria again, but the ferry over is +$75 one way… My choice would be Bellingham because I think p2p is less demoralizing and Nuun’s a sponsor. 🙂

        A.

        April 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    2. I have it in my mind that I don’t like races that force me to repeat where I’ve already run…that being said, I’ve never run one that does that, so it might not be as bad as I think! In other words, I’d choose Washington, but my opinion is not based on experience, so I guess it means nothing!

      April 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    3. I would probably choose the one close to you, even though it is the inaugural race. HAving a race in your “backyard” is too good to be true and defintily worth a try!

      April 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    4. Zoe

      13 miles on a treadmill = WOAH MOMMA! That’s awesome! Totally difficult with kids, for sure.
      Bellingham!

      April 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm

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