So, I still haven't narrowed down my plans for 2010. I really wish I was not so indecisive! Here's the decisions I have yet to make.
1.I'm running the half marathon in Fargo on May 22nd. Should I run the 5K the night before and get the extra medal for doing the GO Far challenge! (This is not quite Goofy and don't mock me you crazy Goofy running fools)
2.I've been offered a free entry into the Grandma's marathon in June. It is the same weekend as the Manitoba marathon and half(which I ran last year) I have several decisions I need to make:
-Full or half and which race?
-If full, run it or race it. If Grandma's, I would like to run it and find a pal who would like to run about a 3:40-3:45. If Manitoba, I might want to race it. Looking at last years results, I would have finished 3rd overall female with my current marathon time which gives me a bit of an incentive. Manitoba is an extremely flat course and I'm not sure what I think about that.
-Would I rather use this weekend as an opportunity to PR in the half? Manitoba is a very nice fast course!
3. I am running a Ragnar Relay in August. Which legs and how many miles do I want to tackle?
4. My husband has brought up the idea of considering the Chicago marathon in the fall instead of TCM. It is within driving distance (although quite the haul) and it falls on my birthday. His birthday is the day after which would make for a fun weekend.
-I loved the Twin Cities marathon and feel like I would have an edge knowing the course.
-Chicago is very flat and I'm not a huge fan of flat.
-I love Chicago and definitely will do this marathon at some point.
-My family would all come to TCM and cheer. I would be alone with only my hubby who would likely be running in Chicago.
-I want to PR in this race. It will be my major goal of the year and I want the course that will produce me the best time!!!
5. This has little to do with running but I need to settle on our family vacation destination. We are looking at Glacier in Montana, the Grand Tetons, or the Seattle/Vancouver area. Hiking, running, and fishing are big priorities in this house.
I ran 8 miles yesterday and 6 this morning. As I mentioned before, I am really struggling with my desire right now. I am VERY busy and I think my stress level is a little higher than it should be. It is week 2 of my Boston plan and I've decided to revamp. Truthfully, I don't need an 18 week plan as I am in marathon shape right now. Here goes, I am not running again until Sunday. I will restart a 16 week plan then. This is going to kill me because when I have to run I don't want to but when I can't I do. I haven't taken more than 2 days in a row off since last spring. I took no recovery time after the marathon and I feel everything slipping out of my hands right now. I have to do this and allow myself to enjoy Christmas with my kids, reduce my stress level not having to be running by 5 am and just relish in how lucky I am for a few days!