Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I Made the Decision for the Durango Replacement

I had been listing the Denver Marathon as my potential replacement for the Durango HM that was cancelled. Instead though yesterday I was asked by one of our club members to consider running in the Lewis and Clark Marathon on Sept. 16. I had already been considering that as a possibility and with her asking I decided to go that direction. So I've paid my entry fee and now I'm officially signed up for two marathons...this one and the Houston Marathon in January 2008. There is also a third, but I don't think the entry fee has been submitted yet.....the Honolulu Marathon.

Thinking in a different direction, I've surpassed the June mileage already for July and by the end of the run tomorrow I will have done just over 20 miles for the week already. Except for the shin pain that I'm having that seems to go away when I get warmed up (usually around the 2 mile mar), I'm feeling good. Glad to consistently getting back onto the streets again.

I'm also very excited about the commitments to the marathons, as I think that was part of my problems in June, along with the rain, a lack of commitment towards anything specific. Now it's time to go to work and train in earnest. Woohoo!!!!

9 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the mileage so far this month. Sure beats my 3 miles! It's one of those things that if you don't run when it's nice, you probably won't be able to run at all!

Boy, you will have marathons coming out of your ears! I look forward to reading more about your training!

Jess said...

Ohhhh, Honolulu! That would be fun!! I've considered Denver (since I'm from there) but the elevation might pose a problem for me now that I'm so acclimated to sea level. When I'm there, it takes me a few days to get up to wheezy through a 2 or 3 miler.

Good luck with all the 'thons!

Jason The Running Man said...

Your the man! I'll be training right along with you!

Joe said...

Paying the entry fee is indeed motivating. Good plan...keep working it!!

Marcy said...

OMG Randy!! You ROCK!! I'm going to start calling you the Marathon Man from now on. Dang!!

runliarun said...

Lewis and Clark, where is that? Sounds exciting.

Randy said...

Lia - it's in St. Charles, MO a northeast suburb of St. Louis it appears.

J~Mom said...

Awesome!!! Great decisions!!! I will be cheering for you as you ramp up your mileage!

Randy said...

Opps, I mean northwest surburb.