Well I just finished the half-marathon of the Spokane Marathon race, and I’ve got to say it went a lot better than I expected. Here is a rundown of what I was going through race day:
Endurance races have long been something that I would love to do, but something I never wanted to train for. I have run Bloomsday, a 12K race that features 50,000 people, in Spokane twice without any training and it wasn’t great either time. Both races featured the tendinitis in my knees, thanks Emerald Down valet job, would flare up about mile 4. I would end up doing a run/walk for the last 3-4 miles and finished right around 1:20 both times.
Now I’m talking with my good friend Jude deTar and he has always wanted to check a marathon off his to do list. We decide to run one and we look up the Spokane Marathon. Lucky for us it’s coming up; unlucky for us, its only 7 weeks away. Jude decides he wants to push for the full marathon, but I know that I won’t be able to accomplish the training required to do a full marathon in only 7 weeks, so I opt for the half. So here we go, I’m going to start training and sign up a little bit closer to the date if I think the training is going well. We’ll see how this goes…
photo courtesy: Spokane Bloomsday