Erin and I are training for the Flying Pig Half Marathon on May 4 of 2008. She's made it public to her friends and family, so I might as well do the same!
No going back now!
This will be Erin's first half and my third. However I hope for it to be my first enjoyable half. I haven't had a good track record with the previous races. The first was the State-to-State Half, which starts at the University of Miami and goes out to Indiana and back (get it??). Lesson there was not to run in old shoes. The race was really fun until about mile 9, when my knees began to hurt due to my cheapness. Then I did the pig a couple years ago, but was recovering from a bad cold. That race was a struggle to just finish as I was cold the entire time and spent most of my effort on breathing. I wanted to walk to breathe but wanted to run to stay warm! Ha!
This time I know I can train smarter, and hopefully everything else will fall into place. My only goal is to finish strong and feel good the entire time. The race will be a perfect endurance setter-upper for the duathlons I want to do through the spring and summer.
There's a link in the "racing wish list". http://halfapiggy2008.blogspot.com/
So if you'd like, read about our running adventures. (I'll still post stuff about it here too though)