My must do fall race is coming. But….
I thought way too big.
Last year after Seattle Marathon I was feeling really good about my running and where I was at in my goals and I was thinking way too far ahead and I signed up for the full marathon with every intention of making it my 6th full marathon.
I was OUT of my mind.
If you read my post race recap for the SF Marathon I made it no secret.
I got super sick after SF to the point I went two weeks without running, working out or for that matter wanting to do anything.
Whatever I ended up getting killed my cardio too.
By the time I got back to running late in August my legs felt crappy and heavy.
This was going to be a short training cycle anyhow, so I have made the decision quite quickly to downgrade to the half. I can already tell that it has been a good decision. The training cycle had gone a lot smoother and I have had a lot more fun then I would of if I was trying to push out a full on the cycle.
I love the Seattle Marathon half marathon. It really gives you some of the best of Seattle. From traveling around Lake Washington to the famous #whathill at mile 8 to being able to come through Memorial Stadium to finish. It is truly a special event, the course support is truly second to almost any race.
But the thing is the race is super challenging. Anyone who has taken on mile 8 hill AKA “#whathill” knows what I am talking about. It also goes without saying how challenging the Arboritum
I have not decided on a goal yet for this race. Mother nature tends to throw her own challenges at this race. I tend to want to go into this race to have fun and really just enjoy it and use it to see what else needs to be worked on.
I encourage you to join me on any of the events. You will truly love your #BlackFriday weekend in Seattle. Let me know if you need a discount code.