So, how do you like it?! I thought it was time for a change so I messed around a bit this am and came up with this. :) The runner theme is appropriate, no?
Okay, so you may have noticed in the title about a "new marathon." What does that mean?! Well, in planning for Des Moines, I've been scoping out airfare and flights were really, really high (no pun intended...). I didn't feel right about spending so much on the flights...so my friend and I started searching for a marathon in the area. We came up with the Maine Marathon in Portland, ME, on Oct 3rd.
My friend has run this one before and raved about how awesome it was (and cheap!). We'll be able to stay at her brother-in-law's house, only about half an hour away. Perfect...and free! Check out the marathon link above...if you're in the area, come on up and meet us at the finish line!!
There's just one hitch in the giddyup for this race: it's two weeks sooner than Des Moines...aaaaaaand, I've been a major slacker. So, I've got a bunch of make up work to do and I'm trying to do it fast, but slowly enough where I don't get injured. So far, so good. I'm feeling really great and enjoying the extra mileage. Which is good...because there is A LOT more extra mileage in my immediate future.
What's up with training: last week I had a solid 23mile week. I'm hoping this week will be around 27 or so. I got a great 6.5miler in yesterday. Tonight I'll work out another 5. Wednesday is my friend's first 5K ever! We'll be doing the Fun Run in my town that happens every week. So fun! Saturday, I'm hoping for good weather so I can get a nice long one in (9-10 perhaps).