Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Building up to Fort

Pre-workout fuel: Half a banana with Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams and half-cup Amaretto Cream roast coffee
Workout: Ran 4.16 miles in 39 minutes, 17 seconds; average pace, 9:26. I also did 10 minutes of abs on my new ball.

I guess it's official.

I'm running the Fort-4-Fitness half-marathon on Sept. 25. It might seem completely insane to run half-marathon No. 3 just six weeks after half-marathon No. 2 but hear me out.

Each day, I would look at the race's website and get nervous when I saw that registration was 85 percent full. I would get jealous as registrants would discuss increasing serious long runs as the race nears. I had a training schedule ready to go, just sitting on my desk. And, well, the allure of a sub-2:00 half-marathon is hard to shake.

I couldn't not do it.

I would be lying if I said if I wasn't unsure about my decision and a bit scared shitless nervous. But I am excited to see what I can do with a little more training and learning from my RnR Chicago lessons.

Wish me luck!


  1. You are not crazy at all! I think it's really smart - just enough time to really recover, learn alot from no. 2 and then like you say - rock a sub 2:00 on no. 3! You don't need luck - but ya got it from me anyway! ;)

  2. I felt the same way about the Naha Marathon! All my friends were registering and others that ran it in the past kept saying how fun it was. I registered last night. :) So, I'm now focusing on 25K trail race in Illinois in September, Izena Triathlon in October, Naha Marathon in December, and a 60K trail run in New Zealand in March. Yikes!!
    I'm really enjoying your blog. Keep up all your great efforts!

  3. Thanks! And good luck on the Naha Marathon!