I ran this last year in 44 odd minutes, so I know I can do better. It is a really fun little race, cheap registration fee with a full breakfast served after - a good pick-me-up for the dead of Canadian winter. Plus you get an instakilt with registration...
LOL... I am not sure I will be using that.. Maybe on race day or possibly Halloween?
I know I just ran CIM, but this marathon would allow me to meet my goal of 5 marathons in 5 different states for 2009 (It will be my 9th marathon of the year). It is a 5K loop, and I would visit my sister in Nashville afterwards to celebrate the New Year. I think it will be a game time decision, if the weather is crappy, I won't run it.
Depending on the other races I choose, I may or may not run this one. It is a great course, and a really fun event, with great history. The race itself is older than the Boston Marathon, a fact that is widely advertised on the race shirts. Last year I sat this one out sick! :(
Last night I was at a Christmas party (full of running friends), and a plan was formulated to possibly run LA!!! Yes copius amounts of wine and beer allowed us to come to this decision! It is at the tail end of my March break, and I was thinking of visiting my Dad again in San Ramon, and then doing the coastal drive (that I've always wanted to do) down to LA and finish with the marathon. The elevation change is similar to CIM, rolling hills, which I loved. Its a brand-new route, running from Dogers Stadium to the beach. Here is a promo video of the new course:
I am trying really hard not to race too many races, but there are so many good options out there!! If you know anything about Myrtle Beach or LA, I would appreciate your feedback.
Hope you are all having a great weekend! Thanks for reading!