May 16, 2012
Five Trails Half Marathon preview
On Sunday, I am running the Five Trails Half Marathon in Leavenworth, KS with my friend Jodi. Jodi and I worked together many years ago. She has accomplished so much since I last saw her. She finished her RN program and is now in the US Reserves. This will be her first half marathon. I am very happy to run next to her as she accomplishes another achievement.
But, to get there, I must drive 700 miles. I thought that a friend of mine would go along - but schedules just didn't work out. So, I will leave work a little early on Thursday and drive into Arkansas - probably at least until Texarkana - and stop for the night. Then, start early Friday morning and drive the rest of the way. I have 3 new audio books downloaded and I have hundreds of Steve's music to listen to - hopefully, will make the ride go fast.
The goal of this race will be to finish with Jodi. She has been training with a group - so will wish all the group members a good race.
After, the HM, I am going to take 2 weeks off with just light running and strength training. Then, I will dive hot and heavy into a training program for the Women's Half Marathon in Bloomington MN. My goal will to run it in less than 2:00. Which is cutting 5 minutes off of my PR. I really think that I can do it - with the right training.
I just talked with Jodi and it sounds like we are going to have quite a weekend of activities. So, stay tuned for the post race recap.