Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Grand Decision

Tuesday Run Distance: 5.25 miles Run Time 50:00

The Run
Yesterday's run felt good but I was a little disappointed with a few things. My legs were like cinder blocks. My pace was so slow despite my great attempts at trying to get my legs to move faster. It was like my upper body and lower body weren't even attached. My upper body was saying "boring! can't you go any faster??" and my lower body was saying "Dude, I'm going as fast as I can here!" So therefore I ended up with the tortoise run again. But it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood and I can't complain too much.

The Decision (Big News!)
As soon as I muster up enough cash for the entry fee, I will be entering the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon. It is October 18, which gives me plenty of time to train post half marathon. Unfortunately by the time I made the decision to run a marathon, the Twin Cities was full. My extended family is all from Kansas City so the trip won't be bad and I will have a lot more support! Woohoo! That and it kind of fits well with my charity because my grandmother was from Kansas City. I'm still debating on whether I should move my charity to the marathon or leave it on the half though. There is already another Run4NF runner at KC so that could be nice. But anyway, that is my big news. Now, Chris, you in on this one?! I hear marathon screaming your name.

5 comments:

SueBob said...

Wow, big decision! Congrats!

I had a brief thought last week that I should just run the TCM and get it over with (that is the marathon that I ultimately want to run cuz it really inspired me last year for some reason). If you really want to, there are a few groups around town that have entries available if you join their training class. I know Lifetime Fitness does, and the MDRA I think...of course that means extra $$ for the class though! I have decided to be happy with the 10 miler for now and maybe do Grandma's half and the full TCM next year.

chris said...

Grrr, Rachel. You are killing me. So you are doing a half in August and a full in October? That is actually a good plan--using the half as part of your training.

You and I have been back and forth on this for over a month now and even Terri is trying to convince me to do the full since I am already running 10 miles with little problems. Kind of scary, though. Aren't you apprehensive?

I will let you know. I want to see if I can find a half to use for training like you are doing.

BTW, I know how you feel about the split personality. Usually my brain wins by convincing my body that it would be easier to quit than to keep running.

*jen* said...

YAY! Congrats on your decision!
I agree with what you and Chris said about the brain usually convincing the body it's better off to just call it quits. That's one of my biggest problems with training!

Irish Cream said...

Oh yay! You're such a rockstar!! Congrats on taking the plunge :) You're going to do awesome!

alienontherun said...

Great decision!!! I think it's great that you are going for he full marathon this year, you are going to do great!