Jeff’s Post – When to Marathon?
Last year I ran my first marathon in September (Baltimore) and my second a month later in October (Richmond). My plan this year was to run both a spring and fall marathon but after spending hours last night trying to find a spring race I’m leaning towards a few in the fall again. I love running bigger races and I love the destination race but everywhere I looked last night I was at $1000 between entry fees and hotels. It seemed all the close hotels were already booked and I just couldn’t find a good vibe with any race I was looking at. I’m also concerned about the time commitment of two marathon training schedules. Tamara and I have a little “house work” to do this spring and I don’t want my crazy running schedule to get in the way. My compromise will be trying to squeeze in another ½ in the spring. For now, I look towards the fall and will try to figure out a few races at that point. Marine Corps is definitely on my short list. I also registered for the New York lottery. I’m not really counting on that but you never know. Who would have thought finding a race would be so stressful!
I just finished 8 miles on the treadmill. It was one of those runs where I felt like I could go on forever – love that! Have a great day and Happy Running!