I am supposed to be in taper mode for my second half marathon of this season, The Cap City Half Marathon.
This race is supposed to be a big deal for me, because this is the third time I have registered for it, and I've never completed it.
In May 2010, DNS. I went on a downhill ski vacation a month and a half before the race. I fell on the last run of the last day. Didn't even fall THAT hard. You don't have to when you land on the end of your planted ski pole. A week later, the doctor confirmed that I had 3 cracked ribs and needed to stop running for 4-6 weeks minimum.
|This may or may not have been the day I fell - same trip though.|
In May 2011, kind-of DNF. I turned at the Quarter turnoff and only completed the quarter marathon. For those of you keeping score, Avery was born in August of 2011, so I was 5 months pregnant. I fully intended to finish the race though, but I got debilitating shin splints (one of the very few times in my life this has happened, all of them while pregnant). I was hormonal, and sobbing, and at the back of the pack. So, I quit early. SHAME.
|After the race - I even refused the Half medal for the Quarter one.|
No. I'm looking up fall races and finding a half marathon to travel to for fun as "part of my marathon training". I also am modifying several plans to write my own marathon training plan, but we'll talk about that later.
Earlier this week, I signed up for my first Full Marathon, the Columbus Marathon. To some, that wasn't that surprising, because I've been saying that I intended to go for all 26.2 this fall.
Just now though, I bought plane tickets and registered for another race. My first race-cation if you will.
Anyone else want to come on a race-cation to Virginia Beach?