Saturday, January 15, 2011

Plan? What plan?

     So here it is, 14 days before my marathon.  14 days!!!!  I feel like, simultaneously, this time is going to crawl by and fly by.  Tomorrow Jeff and I are running a half marathon that we signed up for ages ago.  At the time it seemed like a good idea.  I am not so sure now, but I am still going to go.  I am not going to race it, but use it as a training run.  I have been toying with the idea of not wearing my hydration belt during the marathon, and I am going to try this strategy out tomorrow.  I have a race belt that I can hold my GU in, so we will see how it goes.

     I have read a lot of blogs where people have outlined their racing plans for 2011.  I have never (ok, in the one year I have really been running) worked that way.  Other than 1 or 2 big races I have just kind of signed up for races when I feel like it.  But this year I wanted to come up with a little bit more of a plan.  So during an extremely painful training run for this marathon Ruth Ann and I (Elizabeth was way ahead of us!) came up with a plan.  In 2011 no more marathon training.  She said she wanted to concentrate on getting past some injuries and having more of a healthy running year.  I wanted to work on speed.  So we came up with the plan to focus on some shorter races, 5k's, 10k's and a few half marathons.  Not to mention I am going to attempt to complete my first sprint triathlon in April.  Not to mention I  just lost my job.  Oh, and not to mention some things I really don't want to mention.  So yesterday, when a friend of mine who lives in Hawaii suggested I sign up for the Honolulu marathon, for a very discounted price, I thought, "hey sure, why not."  Did I mention it is in December, 2011????  So, this plan, really doesn't seem to be along the lines of my plan.  But it is Hawaii, cheap, and I have a free place to stay.  So there it is, my plan.  Who knows what else 2011 will bring!


  1. Honolulu sounds fun! Yay for destination running trips :)

    And your first sprint tri in April? Nice!

    I'm sure you will be prepared for both!

  2. What a great race to run and for cheap that is even better! Have a great time at the 1/2 tomorrow!

  3. So that means marathon training will need to start in like July again!

  4. I don't think I could turn Hawaii down either! Looks like a great year already!