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.

1 comment:

  1. Have fun this weekend! Leavenworth isn't too terribly far from Kanasas City, so looks like your weather should be nice...maybe a little hot.