Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Spring Half

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


  1. Good swag is always a nice race bonus!

  2. This is going to be awesome. And I think a base of 7 mile long runs is fine for an 8 week training plan. Plus: flat course. We'll all run fast.

  3. I've heard that's a fun race!!

  4. Doing a half two weeks before RnR Half is a good idea right?

  5. I'm signed up for the RnR, and may do the B&A half anyway. Can a make a last minute decision?

  6. I am semi-interested in the race, but I'll have to see how I'm feeling when I get back to training in February.

  7. Oooh interesting and exciting! I'm doing my first 50K on trails on March 24th. This half may be a good test for me! I'm still learning trail running and it's a whole new world for me.

  8. I can't wait for this race - and I love the comments of more people thinking about joining us!
    I'm also pumped for the pants. I have so many race shirts but no pants. It's the little things :)

  9. Sounds like so many people are doing this race!! And just saw Carly's comment about the pants - what a great idea!!

    If I lived closer, I would totally make the trip down!

    Good luck training! =)