Friday, June 3, 2011

What would you do?

I'm trying hard to listen to my inner voice here.  I ran a 5K about 4 weeks ago, and I'm running another one tomorrow morning.  If you check out my goals, I'm right on track.

But!  I want to jump ahead.  Is that bad?  I'm not, like, super fit, but I feel like signing up for a half-Marathon and quite literally investing in my running by spending almost $100 for registration, will motivate me should I become disenchanted during the hot summers.

So here are my options so far.


Stay on track and sign up for the September Big Peach Sizzler 10k, organized by Big Peach Running Company.  I'd start training during the last week of July.


Go balls out and sign up for the Atlanta Half Marathon (which begins and ends at my dear Alma Mater), which takes place in October.  I'd have to start training for that in mid-July.


What started this whole mess: The Savannah Marathon Series Half Marathon.  A lot of my favorite bloggers have signed up, and it sounds like a lot of fun.  I thought maybe in addition to running a half Marathon, Eric and I might could take a small weekend getaway.  Because, while I've lived in the south for my whole life, and in Georgia/Atlanta specifically for nearly a decade, I've never been to Savannah.  (I know, right?!)  Training would start in August, and the race is in November.

So what do you think?  Would you go all in, or stay the course?  (Sorry for the mixed metaphors!)


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  2. Have you decided about this yet? My suggestion is to compromise on staying on track and giving in to the urge. You don't want to burn yourself out too quickly. Option 1 sounds good; could you look into combining it with Option 3? I don't know if that would be too much to handle...

  3. I'm thinking of a new option actually! The Athens Half is at the end of October, so I could feasibly train and run the 10k as part of the training. I'm going to wait until the end of July to make a final decision, since that's when I'd have to start training. I'll figure out where I am physically and mentally then, and go from there. :)

    But both training plans I've found basically suggest that you should be able to run 3 miles several times a week. The half marathon doesn't suggest you need to be any more physically fit than the 10K plan.