Tuesday, March 15, 2011

to half marathon or not to ...

I've been tossing around the idea of running a half marathon next month for a while now.  I don't think I'll be ready to run the 13.1 miles as fast as I would like to.  I told myself after running my first and only half marathon that I would shave off 7 minutes from my time and do my next half marathon in just 2 hours.  The longest run I've done in the past couple of weeks was 7.05 miles on a treadmill.  I just don't think I'll be able to train properly in the next 4 weeks leading up to the race.

On the bright side, there is a 10k the same day as the half marathon that I can run instead.  Charlotte RaceFest is on Saturday April 16th at 7:30am.  From the website:
"Entering its tenth year, the Charlotte RaceFest Half Marathon and 10K will once again take place in the wonderful SouthPark area of Charlotte, NC. Thanks to the support of our participants and sponsors, the Charlotte RaceFest at SouthPark has become a main feature of the spring running circuit in the Southeast region."
I've noticed that prices of races up in Charlotte are slightly higher than those back in Orlando.  Sigh.  It's hard to financially keep up with running as a hobby.  Between new sneakers, running accessories, races, it all keeps adding up. 

I have until March 18th to make my final decision, it's definitely leaning towards postponing the half marathon until later this year when I've trained more and am prepared for the lengthy distance. 

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