I have two half marathons coming up- commence freak out?! One I registered for months ago and is the sole reason why I pulled out my half marathon training plan and dusted it off. The second half marathon is a late development that I only registered for a couple of weeks, just before it sold out. On April 3rd I will once again tackle the hills of San Francisco and run the Rock n Roll Half Marathon. One of the races I said I would probably NEVER run again. I really need to stop saying that, I am stupid and always go back. This time the course is different so maybe it will be fun? You can read my recap from my previous race experience HERE.
Old course at SF Rock n Roll
We ended up having a companion ticket that needed to be used by April 5th so after some back and forth discussion we settled on a family trip to San Francisco. In true fashion we are waiting until the very last minute to use our ticket, but it is getting used. It will be fun taking Little to one of our favorite cities. Instead of trips to breweries and a tour through wine country we will be going to family friendly places like the zoo and the aquarium. How lives change in just a few short years. J
I know that I will be more than capable of finishing both races. My running has been going great despite being pregnant. Each week I have averaged around 30 miles and I have completed several long runs ranging from 9 miles to over 13. This week will be my last week running around 30 and then the next two weeks I will taper off. The original half that I signed up for is the following Sunday on 4/10. And there will be more hills.
Depending on how both races go, I might sign up for an additional half at the end of May. My running has been going so good this pregnancy that I feel really confident that I can run the race in May. It was my first half marathon ages ago and is relatively flat. There is also another half the first weekend of June that is pancake flat with a slight downhill. Perhaps I will just run both of them! J