I’ve been feeling the urge to do another marathon. Shoo has preschool every Tuesday, so I could do my long run while he’s at school. I’ve even picked one I want to do : Madison, Wisconsin. It’s near a huge percent of my extended family, including my parents. It’s on Memorial Day weekend, so I could fly up with the boys for a long weekend. Am I crazy? I’m beginning to think so.
Of course, Madison does offer a half marathon. Maybe I should run that with my dad. It appears to be a fast crowd or a fast course (or both) as a 2:18 finish would have put me in the bottom third if I had run at that pace at last year’s race. (My 4:50 marathon pace would put me in the bottom 10 percent! Maybe this is not the race for me LOL)
I’ve been playing around with the various prediction tools the RW had in their last magazine. On all of them, my pace tracks up through the 10 mile point. Using the calculators, my half and full marathons should have been faster (different calculators differed on how much faster, but all said faster). Interestingly, my half and full times predict each other. My interpretation of this? I’ve got decent speed up through 10 miles and then my body just starts slowing down in a big way. Not sure what to do with that, though. I don’t like racing at the 5K distance as it’s too much effort (race sign up, getting there, etc) for too little time running. 10Ks and 10 milers and halfs exist around here, but not in abundance.
At least I have a goal for the moment: knocking out my 1000 as fast as possible. I’ve been running some pretty fast 3 milers to get it done. 3.2 today, 56.8 left to go. Hopefully I’ll get the 6.8 in tomorrow. ;o)
And for the amusement of you northern girls… I ran outside today. It was about 33 degrees and not really windy. I wore running tights AND running pants on the bottom and a lightweight technical tee, heavier technical tee, and fleece on top. I also wore a hat and gloves. I was only a bit overwarm at the end. Yeah, I’m gonna freeze to death when we head to WI for the holidays.