Thursday, October 30, 2008

Signed up for the Northern Central Trail Marathon!

I just took the plunge and signed up for the Northern Central Trail Marathon.  It's a 26.2 mile trail marathon (duh) that runs on 29 November 2008, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

I've been wanting to do a longer trail race, either a half or a full marathon, in anticipation of going longer.  If this goes well, my next long race would be the HAT run 50K 21 March 2009.

But that's thinking pretty far ahead.  Right now I'm thinking about the immensity of just having signed up for a marathon for the coming month.  I mean, I am pretty sure I'm in good enough shape to do this (my long run is 22 miles now), but I feel like there should have been more... ceremony about this.  Like I would have decided a year ago that I was going to do this marathon.  On the other hand, my real goal is to be in good enough shape that I could run a marathon with little or no preparation.

One of the things I liked on the race webpage was the warning that bow hunting season will be in full swing when the run starts up, so we should wear bright colors.  Yowzah!
Anyway, I'll probably be getting sized for crutches pretty soon at this rate...


  1. I'm dancing around in circles, yelling yippee, and throwing confetti in the air in celebration of your first trail marathon sign-up! (is that ceremony enough for you?) Seriously, you will do great! Just enjoy being out in the woods and have fun. Although you might want to keep a sharp eye out for errant arrows.

  2. Thanks, CMB! I've been following your blog ( for a while now and I have to say that watching you run race after race was something of a motivator for me to do this. Thanks for the cheers! Now to see if I can get out of bed on time on the race day!


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