For the first time in a long time, I have things that I actually want to talk (write) about on this blog. Not going to guarantee that they are interesting things, but things none the less! Since I don’t want this blog post to be very long (I have the attention span of a 5 year old, and you might have already stopped reading), so let’s do one topic per day.
TOPIC ONE: Operation Fall Marathon
I have not officially decided on what Fall Marathon I will be running yet. Until a couple of weeks ago, I was 100% committed to the Chicago Marathon. I bought my bib in Feb(?) when they went up for grabs because I thought it would be a fun race to run. Now as I am actually starting to plan a trip out to Chicago, I am realizing just how expensive it is going to be. To be honest, I’m not completely sold on the idea of spending $750+ (hotel, airfare, bib) to go to CHICAGO (no offense Chicago peeps).
Good News: I still have some time to decide.
However, let the marathon training begin! Dorothy has willingly taken me as a client again for the Fall. And I am excited to have a Coach again. She won’t officially start coaching me until next Monday, so this week I decided to take my training into my own hands…and do whatever I want!
Which meant I went to track and I tried to keep up with Meggie.
Let’s just say I was not ready for a tempo run. Looking back at my spring training schedule I realized I hadn’t done a tempo run in 8 weeks. And Day 1 of Fall Marathon training (after running a total of 3 times in the last month) I decide to go do a tempo run. Real Smart, Jocelyn. This is what happens when I try to train myself…
I did NOT keep up with Meggie, and I have a lot of work to do in the next four months, but I’m actually excited! I’m sure there will be a lot of time spent at this track over the summer…so if you want to stalk me you know where to find me.
Here is a little video of the Megster running her little heart out:
Are you running a Fall Marathon? Are you traveling for the Marathon? Have you ever travelled far for a Marathon?