Thursday, December 10, 2009

Signed Up!

Well, I did it. I am officially signed up for my first marathon (May 15, 2010). And while I was at it, I signed up for a January half marathon and a March half marathon. I can't say my wife was happy to see me writing three checks last night. Merry Christmas to me, I guess.

I'll probably treat one or both of the half marathons as long tempo runs leading up to the marathon. I wouldn't mind getting a PR in at least one of them, though, but I don't want to wipe myself out in either race. I'll also throw in a 10k or two (as speed work) before the marathon. As for the rest of 2010, the schedule is up in the air. I may try for a fall marathon, and possibly my first ultra somewhere in there. I have committed to running as part of a relay team in July in Spokane, but I don't have any details yet.

So as 2009 winds down, I'm eagerly looking forward to running and racing in 2010! I hope '09 has been good to you.


  1. An I thought my spring marathon (Pocono Mountain Run for the Red. May 16, 2010) was small (411 finishers). 290 finishers is tiny. I also signed up for a January 1/2 and most likely run a 1/2 in March as well. Looking forward to following your training.

  2. Hey Ari! Yeah, the field size made me think twice about entering it as my first marathon, but the date was perfect, the course sounds perfect, and 2009 was the first year of the race, so I expect the 2010 field to be a bit larger. When I decided on this race, I thought I might have a pacer, but due to his schedule, that may not happen. Either way, I'm looking forward to it. It's interesting that you're also running 2 halfs leading up to your full. I guess we were thinking alike! Good luck with your training!

  3. Looks like a fun race. Sometimes small is actually better. Good luck the first time is super special

  4. Congrats to you! You will love it! Enjoy your training :)