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.
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!
oooh, bullet points!
This entry was posted on April 13, 2012 by lovemyrunners. It was filed under Uncategorized .
I’d go local. Is there a reason why it has to be one of those two?
April 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm
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. 🙂
April 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm
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
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
13 miles on a treadmill = WOAH MOMMA! That’s awesome! Totally difficult with kids, for sure.
April 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm