FINALLY!!10 weeks into my marathon training I registered for a marathon!!! Now I have a goal I can visualize. A real course to think about. Years of race results to stalk. Weather predictions to analyze. However, last year when I made this announcement I broke my leg shortly after. So, with fingers crossed I am ecstatic to say I am training for the :
It fit my time frame. I could only do my marathon this weekend or the next. Eugene will ROCK! I love the course. I love the whole finish on Hayward field and of course the history associated with the University of Oregon, Prefontaine, Nike etc. I am stoked! And I'm sure I'll come home with many pictures of me humping every life size cardboard cut out of Pre I can find. LOL.
The only drawback is its on the exact opposite side of the country. I plan to get out there as early as possible to shake the jet lag.
Another good thing that kind of takes away the stress is the fact I have no chance in hell of even getting an age group. This race attracts some sick talent. The top 40 women were all 2:44-3:0X. I want to run a strong race and BQ.
I think I need some new compression to celebrate! haha