Thursday, June 5, 2008

Need a second job to support my running

I registered for the Tucson Marathon this past week, which is on December 7th. It is all pavement, but I wanted to see how I would do on a fast (downhill) marathon course. I have run several days this week, about 5 miles each, and everything feels good after my ultra recovery. I should have about 28 miles for the week, after I run tomorrow morning, Saturday morning (trail run maybe for National Trails Day?) and Saturday night (5k). I'll be bumping it back up to 40 miles a week for the Summer to keep my base up. I'll also be sending off my registration for the Pemberton 50k soon, because I hear they fill up fast and I want to make sure I get a slot. That race is on February 14th in Fountain Hills, AZ (about 2.5 hours from my house).

I might be pacing Troy for the Javelina Jundred trail race, which is held on the same course as Pemberton (15.5 mile loops). The JJ is on November 15th and 16th. He'll be doing a 100 miles total, but after 62 miles (the first 4 loops), he can have a pacer. Not sure if he needs me or not, but I'm willing! He has some other people who are interested in helping him as well. I haven't run in the dark for 15+ miles before, so I'll need to try that before then! A pacer is good after dark to keep the runner alert, safe and entertained.
Not sure what other races I'll do in the Fall; depends on cash flow! This is tentative:
1. Saguaro National Park 8 mile race on Labor Day (would be my 4th running of it)
2. Catalina State Park (reverse the course) 11 mile trail race
1. Get Moving Tucson 10 mile race
2. Oracle 10k
1. Rails to Trails 11 mile race in Prescott (only if I don't pace Troy at JJ)
Trying to save cash, so I'll have to reign myself in as far as races go. I'll be going to Colorado at the end of August to see my husband in Silverton and we'll be going back there at Christmas time to enjoy the snow. Can't do it all, but I try.
One of my favorite quotes:
"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." ~ Mahatma Gandhi


RunningTroysLife said...


Sarah said...

The planning is half the fun! : )

RunningTroysLife said...

It is a neat little area
(tortollita). Thanks again.