Monday, November 10, 2008

It's Official

I'm registered for the Last Chance for Boston Half Marathon. I really hope that the logo does not come true.

And the Illinois Marathon. This logo can come true. If I were as big as Illinois, the BQ should be pretty easy. Oh, and the world record. For MEN. Of course, then I would be as big as Illinois.

Here we go...

I would like to take a brief moment to reflect upon the fact that running the half marathon event of a race titled "Last Chance for Boston" is inherently meaningless, since running a half marathon basically gives you zero chance at Boston. I just have to laugh. But hey, it's relatively close, it's a snap logistically, and it's a fast, controlled course. Perfect for a tune-up.

So, I'm excited! I just have to keep it in check for a few weeks until December 8, when training officially starts. Until then, I'll gradually build back up, then take an easy cutback week before jumping into a modified Pfitz 18/70 plan. I'll shoot for 25 or so this week. Will mostly play it by ear, but so far I've been feeling good. We'll see how good my recovery actually went on Thanksgiving Day, when I run Fast Freddie's Festive Five-Mile Foot Feast in New Albany, Ind.


jen said...

Yay! I always thought that LCFB race sounded neat with it's loop course, but the full marathon might be too much. The half will be fun I think! The Thanksgiving Day one sounds fun too. Enjoy your recovery and build-up in the meantime! :)

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