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!