I’m super excited yet a bit worried after I hit the submit button for the San Francisco Marathon. Why the worried? Well, It’s because it’s titled The Race Even Marathoners Fear at the article talked about how hilly the course is, and lack of big sponsors. This ain’t Chicago, New York, and Boston Marathon, but hey, it’s one of the tougher road races in the United States!
I was really interested in running the 1st Half, running across the Golden Gate Bridge, but too late, it has already been sold out. I have to admit, I’m running the half marathon, not full, and I’m running the easier half, not the scary hilly first. However, easier hard, as described by Aron is by no means, easy. I think if I pound into my head that this will be a hilly course, and psych myself for it enough, when I see the hills, I won’t be as freaked out. Someone please psych me out about it now, stat!? Source
Okay, I’m still researching and this elevation chart is indeed working.I’m officially FREAKED OUT. The first half looks like it is worse than the Stanford
torture chamber dish. Excuse me, I need to go puke now.
Look at this chart!!! I’m loving the first part of Boston, I love down hill!!! LOVE!!!
I’m someone who needs lots of motivation, challenges, whatever you call it to keep me going. I can get bored really easily and I don’t want that to happen to running yet, and the best thing is to sign myself up for races. This will be my third half marathon!! I’m very excited, but I am not sure if I am ready. Unlike most of the other running bloggers, I haven’t really out in my miles. If I run too much (more than 3 times a week for me is to much), I’ll hate it, and I really don’t want that to happen. I figured I once ran the Kaiser San Francisco half without running for 3 months, and survived, if I do this very slowly, I should be able to finish?
Few facts about this race for me
- I’m doing a race on my 12th wedding anniversary, don’t you worry, dear husband approves.
- I’ll be running this race ALONE. This is the 2nd time I’m running a race alone. The first time being merely a 5k. I’m petrified. Who am I gonna talk to at the starting line?
- Again, I did not follow any training plans, since I have yet to find any training plans that allows running twice a week runs at random times.
- My boss will be running this race, but he’s doing the first half. I’m secretly worried that he’ll run into me and laugh at how slow I run.
Here is the route I’ll be
tormenting myself running on July 31st, 2011. I really look forward to this!!
Borrowed from Aron again!
I was telling Dave, a rare runner friend of mine about wanting to run this half, and he said, since it’s only 2 weeks away, you should start tapering in a week. My response? “Ummm Dave, I don’t have anything to taper from!!?”
He just looked at me, speechless.
My goal is too, of course, have fun. And to be able to cross the finish line not in pain, or cussing to myself never to enter into any races again!