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.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
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...