Why is it so hard? Do I want to do it really? Just say it already!
I'm training to run a marathon in September and am really only two 20 mile runs away from taper!
Whew...that kind of feels good to spit out there!
I'm planning to run the Bozeman Marathon, I ran the half there two years ago and loved the course. We are going to Bozeman Saturday to watch the kick off game for Bobcat football and then we will spend the night and I will run the marathon in the morning while my kids play in the pool at the hotel.
The course is slightly uphill for the first half and downhill for the last half. A friend of mine ran it last year and loved it.
I haven't been super tempted to run another marathon, but then
- I realized I turn 40 next year and suddenly it was on my 40 things to do before 40 list
- My little sister is running her first marathon this year too
- I just feel good
- My friend who ran it last year talked me into it
- I am going to be in Bozeman anyway
My long run pace has been holding just under 9 minute miles and with a little race day magic, I could PR! Ultimately I just want to finish and have a better experience than my first marathon.