another one opens..
I felt this way this morning anyway, but certainly not the last few days. I decided for a variety of reasons (which I'd rather not disclose on this blog), that I couldn't go to run St. George today. Instead I enjoyed a great 29K run with friends this morning. I felt the best I have since Muskoka, so it was a good call on my part, but it sucked to let my registration fee/Utah trip go. Sigh.. next year. I hope I am able to get in through the lottery. My plane ticket was credited, so all is good! :)
I am running Hamilton Road to Hope marathon November 1st, then CIM on Dec 7th, so this week called for a 29K ish run, and next week will be a 35K/22 mile trek. It is also Canadian Thankgiving next weekend so I have the Monday off work, as does Hubs.
Do you see where I am going with this? (door opening!)
I have a long run scheduled, and a long weekend. (Inside voice: Why not run a full marathon instead?!!)
I want a driveable-to marathon, so after a quick bit of research on marathon guide these are the contenders.
1) Steamtown Marathon - this course is similar in nature to the Hamilton course, and the CIM course. Some rolling hills, but overall a significant downhill. Practice makes perfect (I hope), but the only con is that I have run PA state twice (2 Philly marathons).
2) Hartford - I would love to travel here, nice flat course. It would knock Connecticut off of my 50-state list. Cons being well there is no more online registration (just the expo), and I am not sure it will be the best prep for Hamilton. Laura also recommended this marathon to me.
I may not choose to run a marathon next weekend. I am trying (its hard when you are a running addict...) to choose my events wisely and not just enter everything. If I feel good and recover well (so far so good), I will register. Also I am watching the weather, so no hot, humid marathons that are going to zap me!
I am going to cut this post short. I am craving a nice Salmon dinner with a great glass of red wine, and Hubs and I are going out to eat!! Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend and I will catch up with your blogs soon. Thanks for reading!