Sunday, February 13, 2011

Marathon or no marathon?

I while back, I signed up for the Orange County Marathon on May 1.  I had a hard time getting into training mode.  Then the Fitness Advisor position came up and I found out that the 5K to end the Couch to 5K program I am coaching is on May 1.  So I am out for the OC Marathon [anyone want to buy my bib?].


Now the question remains...do I attempt to run another spring marathon?  I had hoped to run one this spring or early summer to attempt to qualify for Boston early, rather than wait until the fall, giving myself more than one chance.  I have a lot going on personally and have several things on the horizon for my fitness profession.  My personal running goals seem to be taking a backseat for a while.

I recently started thinking about running the San Francisco marathon.  I have heard such wonderful things about that race and have always wanted to go up there to run it.  Is it the best marathon to qualify for Boston?  Heck no.  It is hilly.  But I think I can give it a good shot.  My PR is 3:57 and I need a 4 hour marathon to qualify.  It is possible with the right hill training.

Now Aron at Runnersrambles.com* is giving away an entry to the SF marathon. What a coincidence!  I'm hoping to win one of the entries and have a great weekend in a beautiful city the end of July.

I'll keep you all posted on what I decide.

Happy Running...


*If you have never checked out Aron's blog, you should.  She is currently training for Boston and is an all-around great running blogger to read.

5 comments:

L.B. said...

You should run a spring marathon, the Diamond Valley Lake Marathon on April 9 in Hemet. Small race, only 65 bucks.... I'm thisclose to signing up for it :)

San Francisco is awesome. I'm in love with that race. I'm going for the full again this year. It's such a beautiful course.

The Green Girl said...

Aw, good luck making a decision. Aren't we lucky to have so many amazing races here?

jillwillrun.com said...

I'm bummed that you're out for the OC Marathon... I'm running the OC Half!

I saw that you entered Aron's giveaway.. I'm hoping you win the entry too!

Aron said...

I think you could sub 4 at SFM. Its a tough course but its definitely doable! The weather is always perfect and just imagine saying you BQed at SFM ;) I think you should run it even if you don't win!

Aron said...

ps.. thank you for the very nice words and for linking my giveaway!

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