Piloxing Class -
HR: 128 avg. bpm
Ran on TM -
7.0 miles/62 mins
1.0% incline, easy
HR: 147 avg. bpm
It’s that time again… where I haven’t run a race in a couple weeks, I see all my friends doing races, I get supremely jealous and go on a race registration binge. I know Emily knows what I’m talking about.
Here’s what’s new:
If you follow me on twitter, you might have read that I finally signed up for the Chicago Marathon. I really enjoyed the race last year, but to spend that much money and have the registration be such a screwball affair was a tiny bit off putting.
Maybe I’m just being a race diva, but come on, ChiMarathon, this isn’t your first rodeo. When you charge $175, at least have a computer system up and running that will let us crazies easily and quickly depart with our 175 big ones.
So what did I do?
I signed up for some more races, some smaller-town races where if you email, an actual person will respond and you don’t have to choose between paying for college or one race.
I just this morning signed up for the San Luis Obispo Marathon on April 7th. If you didn’t get into Boston, looking for a fun, friendly race or are just plain crazy like me and like to double up, check it out.
I ran this race last year and loved it (my recap + review); it’s a small town race with superfriendly people and big time amenities, like a huge after party with food trucks, concerts and great post-race food.
If anyone is running SLO (there’s also a half, 5k and kids fun run) let me know and maybe we can get dessert at the Madonna Inn afterwards or something… ahem, Sarah….
SAN DIEGO HALF
If you’re looking to run the SD Half (I think it used to be called the Petco Half?) I have a code for $10 off: SKINNYRUNNER. The race is March 10th and it’s 90% sold out so register quick!
I ran it last year with Pam and had a lot of fun finishing at Petco Park and trying to chase her down (I didn’t). San Diego is one of my favorite cities, in fact, we’re headed there for a race this weekend.
ARIZONA DISTANCE CLASSIC
On March 24th I’m going to run a new-to-me race outside of Tucson called the Arizona Distance Classic; there’s a half marathon, quarter marathon and 5k.
I was originally supposed to run a marathon in Phoenix last weekend, but some work stuff came up for my hus and we couldn’t make it. So I’m bananas excited to get out there and run this race. Everyone I’ve talked to is super friendly and it looks like a downhill finish. Wahoo to that!
If you want to sign up, use the code SKINNYRUNNER2013DISCOUNT for $5 off registration.
Also, if anyone is running it and wants to meet up afterwards for coffee, etc, let me know!
This weekend I’m thinking about doing a little double race action since I haven’t ran a marathon… in at least two weeks. We’ll see.