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.
*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.