We interrupt regularly scheduled programming for a little announcement. 😛 My workout recap will be up on Wednesday.
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I thought it was fitting that I drop the news about marathon #2 on the anniversary of marathon #1.
One year ago today, I crossed the finish line of my very first marathon. Unlike some, I hadn’t planned on running a marathon, in fact when asked, I usually said “oh hell no”. It was never a goal of mine, it just kind of happened. All of sudden I was registering for it, training for it, hurting over it, and then running it. And I didn’t hate it. 😛
I kind of always knew I was going to run another one but nothing ever seemed right. Every time I looked at websites or checked dates, it all seemed too forced. Nothing clicked for me. Then a chance to run the Big Sur International Marathon came up. Once again, it just seemed to happen.
Big Sur is an amazing race that runs point to point along Highway 1 in CA with some of the most amazing views. It offers a marathon, 21 miler, 11 miler, 12K, 5K and 3K. You name it and there is a distance that will work for you. It is also is extremely popular and registration for the marathon runs by lottery system, the remaining distances are first come, first served. A few years ago, I ran the Monterey Bay Half Marathon (then named the Big Sur Half) and the loved it. We drove Highway one home and the scenery is just amazing.
That said, I had my hesitations before throwing my name into the hat. I know I say I prefer races with hills but this has HILLS. It took me 5+ hours to run San Francisco, could I do this? But it was calling my name, so I took a chance. When I found I was in, I was torn between jumping up and down in excitement and wondering what I gotten myself into.😛
But self doubts aside- I am so looking forward to this race. My hotel is already booked and I have a starting day for marathon training- Christmas Day. 😂 Now I just need a training plan. I got this.
Have you ever run Big Sur?
Training plan suggestions?