I am turning 40 this year. I'm not particularly stressed by that number, but it is a milestone birthday. Last year, I declared (foolishly) that I would run a full narathon this year, before the big 4-0. However, with age comes wisdom and realistically, I do not have the time required to train for a full marathon.
I do have time to run two 1/2 marathons... on back to back weekends... which will then add up to 26.2 miles in 6 days. So much for that wisdom stuff, huh? And yet, I think this is a brilliant plan. The Lincoln 1/2 marathon takes place on the first Sunday in May, and I'm already signed up. Six short days later, my favorite trails will host a 1/2 marathon and, while I haven't signed up yet, I will be handing over my cash next week.
This is going to be fun And painful. But mostly fun. =)