This year I'm only doing the 1/2 Marathon since I'm doing both the Lonestar Half-Ironman and Boston Marathon in April. I almost feel a little sad that I'm not doing the full considering it was such an awesome race for me last year. However, it's all about staying healthy and building up for the bigger races, and ultimately for Ironman. I have some friends that are also running tomorrow, and one of them is doing it as her first marathon as well, so it should be a fun day. The weather looks like it should hold out nicely, but probably slightly warmer than last year. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to be wearing...I should get on that! :) I don't think I'll set a personal best tomorrow--the course isn't nearly as flat as San Antonio was in November, but you never know what race day will bring. It took me until packet pick-up yesterday to get excited about the race. I think it's because work has been so busy. I do like the 1/2 Marathon distance a lot. It's a very manageable distance to train for, to recovery, and you can really push yourself pretty well over 13.1 miles. So, it shall be fun. It will be an early wake up here as I'm traveling from here to Austin, so about around an hours drive early in the morning. That's okay, it means I'll be well awake come race time. SO, time to kick off the 2009 adrenaline rush!!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Race Season '09 Kick Off
It has been a crazy couple of weeks (thus lack of posts and checking others blogs). Nothing too much of interest for here, but work definitely kept me hopping. Thankfully, this week was a taper week, and I had less I needed to do workout wise, because life was definitely getting in the way. THANKFULLY, tomorrow is the start of my 2009 race season. Tomorrow I tackle the: