Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Garmin rebate, Race announcements

Today I bought a brand spanking new 405!!!

Now I already have a 205, but I want to be more analytical about my training and have long since lost the USB link my 205 came with...

PLUS

I got a $50.00 USD rebate for my Garmin! In case you are interested, the rebate can be had at
http://www.runningroom.com/. Prices are in Canadian dolllars, but the rebate is in US dollars.

This Garmin will come in handy because I have a slew of races upcoming:

May 10th - Canon Mississauga Marathon
I have run this course twice as a half marathon, but never as the full. I am looking forward to it. I will ofcourse try for a PR, but I am not 100% sure I am ready, but either way, I am looking forward to running another marathon. I ran the Sporting Life 10K this weekend, and although I didn't run a PR, I really just wanted to run a strong race, and I felt like I did well, finished in 50:23, so I'll take it.

May 17th - Cleveland Marathon

We are going to Cleveland with a group of running friends, I am not sure what event I will enter here, but I will be there and running (hoping marathon). It was part of Hubs 5 marathons in 5 weeks series last year, so I would love to run it this year.

May 24th - KeyBank Vermont City Marathon
I have to cross another state off the list, so why not Vermont?! This is a challenging course, but it looks great, and I have read some good comments about it, so I am super excited to go!

May 30th - Toronto Women's Half Marathon
This is a new event, and there is chocolate and pedicures involved. Need I say more? I'm in!

June 14th - Twenty Valley Niagara Wine Country Run Half Marathon
Hubs and I are going with Running friends, we have rented a cottage in Niagara on the Lake, it should be alot of fun!

It sounds a little intimidating when I write it down like this, but I love marathon season. Hope you are all having a great week! Thanks for reading!

40 comments:

FLYERS26 said...

Enjoy the 405!
I love mine and don't know how I ever ran without it.

Melanie said...

nice new garmin! you're doing 3 marathons in 3 weeks! You are AMAZING! If you're going to the expo on Friday, lemme know, I will try to make it there then! I'll email you my cell #. And for the TO Half... you forgot the FIREMEN!!! :D

MCM Mama said...

Looks like a fun schedule ahead of you! Enjoy using your new toy to get ready!

Heather said...

Wow, you have one crazy race schedule coming up! I'm sure you will completely rock it.

Yay for the 405 - I got mine for Christmas and love it!

RunningLaur said...

So many races!
Hope the new Garmin works well!

Jamie said...

Jealous of the 405! Looks like a great schedule! I'll be running the marathon in Cleveland.

Jo Lynn said...

Goodness gracious girl. That's a bunch of races in a short amount of time. I'm anxious to hear (and see) about them. ;)

joyRuN said...

Oooh - beautiful 405! Enjoy :)

"Slew" is an understatement! I guess I shouldn't be surprised since you are a MANIAC!!

RoadBunner said...

Yay! for the new Garmin!!!

Wow! That is quite a schedule you've got there. Maniac!

The Laminator said...

Congrats on the new purchase. It is definitely going to come in handy given that you're going to run 3 marathons in 3 weeks. I'm hoping to get 3 marathons done this whole entire year! I'm so impressed.

Thanks for your encouragement on my previous post. It was definitely appreciated.

Good luck in all your races.

Marlene said...

Holy races! I thought I was addicted. :) Looks like a great plan!

We're going to the Wine Country Run with some friends (signed up for the 10K) so hopefully we'll see you there!

J said...

WOw you are going to be busy with races! Enjoy the new garmin!

Janice {Run Far} said...

WOW, 3 marathons in 3 weeks. The is amazing.I thought doing 2 in 8 days was crazy. Good luck. I love my Garmin.I think mine is the 305 though....

Lacey Nicole said...

oh my gosh, you are running all those races?! i really wish i could come to VT but i have to go to phoenix that weekend for a conference. GOOD LUCK!!!! please tool around burlington a little bit for me, i miss it :) (I went to school at Middlebury college in VT, just 45 minutes south of burlington). I LOVE "GOTTA GET GET" i think it's the perfect pick-you up!!!! thank you!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

holy smokes, you DO have a lot of races coming up!!

Tammy said...

Oh no! I have a Garmin 305, but I've wanted to get the 405. Now, you gave me the link to a rebate and I have to try and be strong...

Maybe I'll get it for myself for Mother's and Father's Day.

tfh said...

Exciting schedule, ms. maniac! Wear something bright so I can cheer for you in Vermont!

Jess said...

I love the sleek new design of the 405! Have fun with it.

Denise said...

My gosh...look at all those races!!

Let us know how you like the 405, I've heard/read mixed things.

Marcy said...

Oooooo congrats on the 405! I can't wait to hear what you think. I've heard mixed reviews as well.

aron said...

YAY for the new garmin!!

that is one intense race schedule :) you are doing SFM this year right??? i signed up for the first half but i think you are doing the full?? we HAVE to meet!

maria k said...

i'll be running cleveland too! you've got quite a schedule of races coming up!

lindsay said...

ooh la la! hope the upgrade works even better for you :)

look at all those races! crazy running woman! ;) i'm tempted to hop into cleveland but am in no shape to be running 26.2 miles (no long runs in quite some time) if i do ever decide i will let you know!

Nitmos said...

With that kind of race schedule, you might need both Garmins. Besides, they're pack animals.

Fair Weather Runner said...

wow that is an amazing marathon schedule. sounds like fun, and lots of fun places. i can't wait to hear about all of them and how you like the new Garmin, i'm in need of a new one, so i'm stalking Garmin reviews.

Runner Leana said...

Wow, you are going to be busy! Good luck!

Nice deal on the 405 as well. I'm waiting for the 310XT to come out right now!

Vava said...

You're nuts! That's a lot of things with the word "marathon" in them, and no "half" to speak of.

Congrats on the Garmin, and where's that 10k race report?

Amanda said...

Wow, that is a lot of races. I can't wait to read all about your racing season. I LOVE my 405!!

The Happy Runner said...

Reading your race list just made me tired! WOW!!!! That's an impressive race list!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

hi! ok, so Terron is staying home this weekend, so i no longer have to drop him off. I can leave for Mississauga anytime after 3pm, and stay till whenever! I emailed you my phone number, so call me or email me (i can check my email on my phone) if you are planning to go tomorrow! :D Can't wait!

Brooke said...

thanks for the link! I've been wanting a 405...may have to do it.

Lily on the Road said...

Oh, I love new toys!! Let us know how you like it, I've heard different outcomes...

Have fun at all of your races, good luck this weekend!! Give Mel a hug for me after her marathon!

X-Country2 said...

Racing machine! You'll def get your money's worth with that kind of schedule.

Sonia said...

The 405 looks COOL!! It is way too expensive for my wallet right now!!

Good luck in Mississauga today! Vermont is on my to do list! Hope you'll enjoy it.

Carlee said...

Nice new garmin. Woo Hoo for Vermont City, who knows maybe I'll see you there!

Laura said...

Hey Marci! Sorry I'm so behind in my blog reading, but I just realize you're doing Vermont next weekend. I'm going to be the 4:30 pacer there! Hopefully we can meet up at some point. Are you and Moe going to the pasta party the night before? Where are you staying? Drop me a line and we can coordinate :)

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