Saturday, February 18, 2012

Almost 26.2

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. =)


Mrs White said...

Congrats to you. Very admirable. I'm training to do a 10K in April. Using a Personal Running Trainer app on my iPhone to help me. My husband hopes that I keep it up so I can attempt a half marathon for next year. I think a half marathon this year might be too ambitious for me. Gotta get a few 10K under my belt first. I dunno.
Good luck with your runs.

Mrs White

Jason and Erin said...

Good for you! That totally counts. I promised my sister that if the Mayans are wrong, I will run a marathon with her in 2013. I didn't specifically say 26.2, so she'll probably hold me to the "actual marathon" thing. Unless the Mayans pull through...

Light said...

I followed you here, I'll be reading more and look forward on your post after the 1/2 Lincoln marathon in May.
To share mine, I started running at the age of 45 and my current distance is 10K. I'm trying to train for 16K that I hope to run this March :)

Good Luck