So here's what I have plans to run in 2009 and 2010:
May 3, 2009
They don't have a picture of it, so it's linked to the website. The race is the first Sunday in May. I started training last week, starting quite slow. So far so good. There is a huge hill (or so I hear) at mile 9 so I've been adding increases in elevation already. This will be my second half marathon. I am running it with some girls from my class and my friend Kim, who is going to drive in from Denver to run too. It should be a great time! We get done with finals on April 30th and the race is May 3rd. I will then leave for my rotation in Minnesota the next weekend.
Grand Island, NE
August 29, 2009This was where I ran my first (and only, so far) half marathon. I volunteered at this race as a high school cross country runner and it was so cool to finally compete in it. That was back in 2006. I plan on running again this fall. I will have all summer to compete in miscellaneous smaller races and build on my Lincoln half to prepare for this. It will be my third half.
Then comes the biggie: my first full blood marathon.
January 17, 2010
I will only get to attempt this marathon if I get a rotation in Phoenix or Tucson. I am really hoping I get it, this marathon sounds so awesome. Music all along the course! This will be my first full marathon, and my friend Keri said she'd come cheer me on. Of course, I know one other person in the area but he won't be getting a personal invite. If he's there, he's there.
Regardless, it sounds like a really good time.
West Sedona, AZ
February 6, 2010
This Marathon is actually happening about a month after RNR, so I figure I might as well maintain and try to run this one too. I will still be there, so what the hell. We'll see if my knees survive Phoenix first, however.
And finally, my first marathon (the one I couldn't actually run in - stupid knee!)
Sorry the picture is so ghettofied but they didn't have it as a single file. Oh well.
So I wanted to run this marathon in 2007, but I hurt my knee when my long run was at 14 miles. I was so pissed. I actually ran 14 miles and then I couldn't run 100 feet without collapsing. Next year is my year. There is a huge chunk of missing time between Sedona and Grandma's (4 months) so maybe I'll find something to do in the mean time.
Anyway, keep checking back for updates on training and results. I will do my best to post when I can, but as always, PT students are quite busy.
Run on people!