I basically came up with most of this post on Tuesday night when I woke up around 12am and couldn’t fall back to sleep. Does anyone else have their most profound thoughts in the middle of the night? Like I seem to come up with a million things I should do at work, and also think about the most random things that I never think about during the day. Let’s just say I was a little tired on Wednesday:)
How I Would Sign up for Races If I Had A Million Dollars
So one of the things I was thinking about was how frustrating it is that you could have a perfect training cycle and then just not feel 100% on race day. I can usually tell pretty quickly if its going to be a good race day or not. So the solution I came up with was just to sign up for all the races within a month. Maybe even two per weekend. The you just run the race whenever you feel like you are the most ready. You could even just start running one of the races and if its not going well you could drop out and do the next one. OR race organizers should have some sort of system where they all work together and let you sign up for one race but then give you flexibility on when you run it. The logistics of that would never work, but it sounds like a good plan!
New Running Shoes Get Me Really Excited
I have talked before about how I love my Pureflow 2s and I was really nervous to try the 3s. Plus they are still full price but I haven’t been able to find the 2s in my size anymore. I knew at some point I would have to transition to the 3s. So Rob got me a pair for my birthday and I couldn’t wait to try them out! I decided to try them on a shorter/easy run day so I decided to would wear them for Wednesday’s 5 miler. I was really excited for Wednesdays run simply because of getting to wear new shoes. However, now I have 5 pairs of shoes in my rotation which may be a little excessive…
It’s Baltimore Running Festival Week!
The BRF brings back so many good memories for me. I am really excited for the race this weekend but I also keep going back and forth about what I want to get out of it. Should I just use it as a training run and have fun? Should I try to run it at marathon goal pace? Should I run it hard and try to PR? I guess I will decide how I feel that day but these are the questions that keep me up at night. Also picturing the hills and having flashbacks of last year’s marathon.
Crossing My Fingers For Good Weather
I’ve started stalking the weather for Saturday’s race and after the gross humidity this week I was a little worried. But it is looking good and I just hope it doesn’t change! The start is kind of late (8:45) but actually an hour earlier than it was scheduled because there was a chance that the Orioles would be playing if they went to game 5 (and the finish is right between the two stadiums). The marathon starts at 7 and the half starts at 8:45 and they merge around mile 16 of the full course, and everyone finishes together.
What Should We Do For Our Two Year Anniversary?
It’s coming up on November 10th and we would like to do something but also don’t want to spend a lot of money. Last year we went wine tasting and it was perfect. We had a car drive us out to the wineries about 50 minutes away so we wouldn’t have to drive. We also got really lucky with the weather last year, and I can’t imagine it would be as fun if it was raining or freezing cold. Any suggestions?
Do you have any ideas about how to make race days more flexible?
What is your favorite temperature for racing?