I've also been hanging onto Long Beach because it would give me two extra weeks of training and it gives me less time between races when I am headed into Ragnar Vegas Ultra. I am a little worried about keeping the momentum and mileage up for the 5 weeks between HMB and Ragnar without a burnout. Honestly though, I wouldn't really be that excited about doing LB again (did the half last year) which is not a great way to start marathon training. Plus Half Moon is "local" and a much smaller race which I've been loving lately. It's the only marathon 100% along the Pacific Ocean with no highway roads. Yes please.
So far I've been successful on my challenge. A few easy miles yesterday to test my hip followed by a 90 min yoga class. This morning I actually got up early (4:15am) and got my 6 mile trackmill workout in before work. Tomorrow will be the real test with an early morning 7 miler. I going to have to go to bed early tonight (as if that is an issue). I have an annoying cold right now that doesn't really feel like I am fully sick. I've actually been fine running I am just not sleeping very well (see 4:15am) so a Nyquil induced sleep starting at 8pm sounds amazing..hello 31! Let's see what else can I bitch about? Oh yeah, I lost both of my big toenails last week and it makes me equally sad and grossed out. #runnerproblems My attempt to coverup said toes has been a failure so if anyone has tips for this, please let me know. The women in the locker room, my friends, my co-workers and my husband all thank you in advance.
We didn't get into Nike so here's what the new race schedule looks like:
- Cascade Lakes Relay - 8/2-8/3, Runner #5
- Hood To Coast Relay with Team Nuun - 8/23-8/24, Runner #3
- Pacific Grove Olympic Tri 9/14
- Half Moon Bay Marathon 9/28
- Ragnar Vegas Ultra - 11/8-11/9, Runner #3
- Big Sur Half Marathon - 11/17
- North Face Endurance Challenge Half 12/8