Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Run with the military...

Well, I'm in. The registration for the Marine Corps. Marathon on Oct. 28 in Washington, DC, opened today and I just registered.


When asked what time I expected, I put a time down. Better than last year's 3:35, but I won't say -- yet -- what time I'm aiming for. My race season is pretty much set.
  • June: A 5 miler on the first day of the summer. Or is the last day of spring? All I know is that it's on the longest day of the year
  • July: A 10 miler (the inaugural race of its kind in Toronto-proper) a day after a friend's wedding reception
  • August: Maybe the 30K nighttime run, but who wants to trip on pebbles and potholes?
  • September: The Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, just because I love the race and the start/finish line is a 10 minute walk from my house
  • October 7: Army 10 Miler, to get used to racing in DC
  • October 28: MCM.
Now, time to look at the calendar and pick the 18-week training program, which will be preceeded by stepping up my running to 30 or 40 mile weeks in the next two months. (And
now I switch to miles from kilometres).

Now the fun begins... and the pain.

7 comments:

Dave said...

Congrats! I had it on my calendar for when registration opened and I was a little sad that I would not be registering for it this year, but I am looking forward to reading all about it in your blog! Good luck with training! I'll be startng my training soon...

jellypepper said...

oh you signed up! now you're making me feel bad... i coerced you into chicago last year -- i guess payback's a $*%&*$&!

Sonia said...

Awesome news!! I'm sure you're going to PR!

JustJunebug said...

finally a blogger training for a full marathon again!!!

Samer said...

Guy, i never even knew you ran until today. wow, things have really changed, eh?

yumke said...

Thanks, look forward to the training. In fact, look forward to picking a program!

Fran said...

Congratulations! Wish I could commit to something. Good luck with the training!