6 days until the Rehoboth Beach Marathon!
Tapering is in full swing and my legs are just beginning to get a wee bit antsy.
Operation Stay Healthy is also in full swing. Matt (who is never sick) has been sick since Thanksgiving. Unfortunately it’s viral and just needs to run its course. Knock on wood, I’m still healthy. Let’s hope it stays that way.
Running RBM sorta came out of left field. Why RBM? In a nutshell, timing. After Philly RnR, I really regretted not registering for the Philly Marathon. When I tried to upgrade my Philly Half registration to the full, it was already sold out. Running and racing have been going so well these past 2 months I need to run a marathon.
Other perks of RBM:
– great reviews on marathonguide.com
– flat and fast –> with a rails-to-trails section!
– race day is Saturday – I’m already planning my lazy Sunday
– start time is 7AM
– my hotel is around the corner from the start line –> this may be hands down the best thing ever! I can stay warm in my hotel room until the very end (and endless use of a clean toilet…but that goes without saying, right?)
I registered for RBM on Halloween…2 days before it became a very popular marathon (after the cancellation of NYCM). It’s sold out now – both half and full – and I‘m excited for another chance to run with the NYCM refugees.
So that left me with 5 weeks to get my act together with training. Truthfully my act was pretty much together since, after the Philly RnR in September, I have been quasi-ultra training. Lots of miles, all slow.
Looking at my training log since January 2012…
Number of 50+ mile weeks = 16
Number of 20+ milers (including races) = 14
I feel good physically and mentally about RBM…despite not knowing exactly what my marathon pace will be. That’s uncharted territory for this Type A girl. But that’s exactly what I need.
But more on goals in another post
Do you prefer Saturday or Sunday races? I love a Saturday race because I don’t like anything looming over my head. Sunday races suck your entire weekend away.