I have been looking to run a Spring half marathon. I really had my heart set on the National Half (RnR half now, whatever) but of course I had a coaching conflict so I was bummed. Anyhow, when Victoria and Carly mentioned on twitter that they were running the B&A Trail Half Marathon on March 4th, it took me a whole whopping 2 seconds before I convinced myself to run this race.
Right away I was on the race website looking up the details and double checking my coaching schedule. March 4th was free which meant as soon as I got home I ran upstairs to our computer and registered. And the best part was, this race had a low registration fee which meant my credit card was happy with me too.
M on the other hand, was not as convinced as I was, that this was a must do race. I tried and tried to tell him that training for a half in 8 weeks is a smart idea, but all I got was the evil eye. That's ok he can be our camera man and get lots of good pictures. Overall, I think any race is fun but doing a race that some of your friends are registered for is even better.
Now for my own training plan, I have only been running 4-7 miles about 3 x a week because well I wasn't training for anything. I guess I better add back in some tempo runs and speed work. I would love to join the PR party that the other two have planned, but it's not a goal of mine for this race.
Oh and did I mention that the swag at this race is some kindof track pant?!?! I don't know why this excites me, but it's something different than a t-shirt and that makes it cool.
If you are a race junkie and are free that weekend, come join me :)
Happy Tues All