6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Is it half or full??

On the drive in to work this morning I pondered my decision....yes it is decision day. I told myself that when I ended the half way point of my 16 week Marathon training that I would decide. Currently I am signed up to run the Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon on June 27th in Seattle. In February my training was going really well so I emailed the race registration people and they informed me that I could upgrade to the Full Marathon for $20.... So for the last few weeks I have gone back and forth...

Half or Full?? I KNOW that I can do a half marathon (And will prove it on May 17th)....but will my knee, mind and body hold up to a Full 26.2? I am 8 weeks into a Rookie training plan and feel AWESOME, but maybe my body likes mileage less than 20?? Maybe I should just try to run a half marathon as fast as I can?

As I walked in the heavy doors to my office building I was closely followed by Stan (a VP and awesome guy...we bonded at a beach BBQ I helped plan at his house July 07). I said "You caught me in my dorky backpack." With a smile he said, "I am guessing that is your running gear, I see you and your co-workers out there a lot." Always happy to talk about running I replied, "Some of us are training to run the Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 and full marathon in June." Stan asked the question, "Which race are you going to do?" My Answer:

"I AM GOING TO DO THE FULL MARATHON!!!" I did not say it so excitedly to Stan, but in my mind I jumped for joy. I made up my mind, email is out to race directors and although it may be a TOTALLY ambitious goal I am going to tell them that my race time will be 3:40 (BQ). I will be a Marathoner in 1 month 3 weeks and 1 day..

The Course Map...We will drive it in the next few weeks so I can get an idea of what kind of topography I should train for.

9 comments:

Velma said...

Great work!!! It looks like you are well on your way!!

J said...

This is so exciting! Glad the decision came so easily to you!

Rookie on the Run said...

So, I guess you found your answer!! You will be SO ready for a full marathon! And you will do awesome! Congratulations! :D

I love Seattle... I should have stuck with my gut instinct and signed up for Seattle RR half instead of the San Diego RR full. Oh well, there's always next year.

Carlee said...

Way excited for you. Good decision!

RunToFinish said...

very very exciting!! I'm sure with the paces you've been running, you'll do great

tfh said...

That's SO cool, and I love that the decision came to you like that!

Fair Weather Runner said...

YAYYA! That is awesome. BQ, you can do it, you are SPEEDY!

Melanie said...

Wow! Great decision!

IzzyBubbles said...

Congrats!! I think RNR Seattle will be a great race, Seattle is just gorgeous. Definitely on my list of places I want to run a marathon someday. :)