Alright guys…it’s GAME ON time!
- The Brandon Half Marathon is put on by my local running group so that was a no-brainer.
- The Walt Disney World Half Marathon will be my first ever Disney race. I have a few friends running that weekend in their first full marathon and I will be right there cheering them on after I run the day before!
- The Princess Half Marathon was one I just signed up for this week. I’d been undecided on running Gasparilla (scarred) or the Rock n’ Roll half here as my February half. My pal K said we have digs to stay at 10 minutes from the resort and I am pretty excited for it being the 5th year of the race, so I was game!
- The Zooma race’s registration also happened this past week. Hubs and I had been planning on visiting…even moving to eventually [postponing that idea for now ;)]…Austin possibly in January. I heard about the Zooma race a while back when I was debating on running that race here in Florida at Amelia Island in January (After I decided on Disney I decided against it.) I saw the opportunity to mix a vacation and a race – hubs is aware of this new phenomenon – and whoa la!
- For April, I am really hoping to get into the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. REALLY. I’d a) love to do a Nike race, b) have family up in the DC area who are a hoot and c) LOVE DC…what better way to run a race other than by sightseeing national monuments?
So, that’s the plan, Stan. I’ve been running consistently between 12-13 miles every long run to stay on top of mileage in preparation for these guys. I will, of course, have some tapering in between races and then ramp up for them as well with warm-up runs the day before.
Here are some things I know I’ll stick to:
NO NEW is good new on race day – lesson learned
Carry my inhaler – a.k.a. my lifesaver
Pace myself well and negative split instead of rushing in & then tuckering out
Practice nutrition for race day well before