Even though I am still in mourning over not being able to finish the Cleveland Marathon 2013, I still signed up for Cleveland Marathon 2014. The prices are hard to beat right now.
- Marathon: $50
- Half: $40
- 10K: $20
- 5K: $10
Those prices are only until May 31, so register early and save BIG!
I also signed up for a fall marathon. I had 3 on my mind that I wanted to run but finally decided on the Erie Marathon (some refer to it as the Presque Isle Marathon).
Double loop course marathon around Presque Isle but I am looking forward to it. It is a smaller race but with the double loop course I should see a lot of spectators. Also, with the I will already know what is coming and what to expect on the course. I even “talked” Ryan into driving out there for a practice run of the course.
There are a couple downsides to this race:
- It is on a Sunday and I’m attending a wedding on Saturday. (2 hours away)
- I will be training throughout the rest of wedding planning, actual wedding and honeymoon.
- I have to be careful about tan lines for the first 9 weeks. Hopefully I can run in the early morning or in the shade.
The upside is that I can start training on Monday for a 16 week plan! Starting a new training plan so soon makes me feel like I can get my revenge on Cleveland early.
Since the IT band is behaving, I am moving from 3 days a week of running, to 4 days a week of running. You would not believe how excited I am about that. It may not be listed but I’ll continue to attend yoga and pure barre classes when I can fit them in. I will also be playing flag football and sand volleyball.
Running/Getting Married/Post Wedding/Honeymoon/Anything goes week:
I am doing a long run the day before my wedding and a shorter one on my wedding day. I am not running because “I have to” or to get the training in. I am running because I love it and I know it will put me in a good mood if I am stressed or over excited. The day after the wedding, I would not be surprised if Ryan and I went for a run. At the same time I would not be surprised if we took a rest day because we have a big family/bridal party brunch that day.
It will be rather warm where we are honeymooning and for the first couple days of we will not have access to a gym. It costs extra to go to the gym at the resort, $15 a day, so no gym I still plan on going for a run outside but the temperature will decide on the distance. I may end up running 10 miles a day or 3 miles a day. Maybe I’ll run everyday, maybe I won’t run at all and maybe I will swim laps instead. I’m leaving the post wedding/honeymoon week empty so that I don’t feel like I am obligated to follow a plan on vacation.
Anyone follow a training plan while on vacation? (I usually just wing it on vacation but always manage to get solid workouts in)
What do you think my chances of racerback tan lines for the wedding are? (Considering that the temperature is in the 50’s, I’m not too concerned)