Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Contenders

I have a plan.

I think.

Here is what I really want to do....

Run the Sarasota half marathon on March 4, 2007.

And then possibly run the Bayshore half marathon on May 26th, 2007.

Obviously, this means that training must commence immediately for a race at the beginning of March.

So the tentative plan is to pick a training schedule and hit the road. I'm hoping that my ankle is willing to go along for the ride without complaint.

It has been feeling perfect for the past few weeks, but I haven't exactly been running very consistently, either.

So, I'm just going to start training and see what happens. The Sarasota race appears to be a smaller race that isn't in danger of selling out. They even have a price listed for registration at the expo, so that's a good sign that I'll be able to get in!

If the ankle is doing well, I'll sign up by December 31st before the cost jumps up.

If the ankle and I have a difference of opinion, then I am going to lay off the training, and consider one of these races instead....

the Kentucky Derby half marathon or Country Music half marathon which are both on April 28, 2007 and then eliminate the Bayshore half as an option and consider it next year.

And if all else fails, and the ankle still isn't up to par by April, then I'll plan on just doing the Bayshore half.

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

Unless I decide to change my mind, of course.


  1. I'm thinking about Kentucky Derby or Nashville too! Hopefully your ankle does well when you start training again and you're able to do the two earlier races, but if you're not...I might see you at your backup races.

  2. Great plan!! I hear ya on needing a plan! :)

  3. Great plan!! What is your plan of attack for training?

  4. That's a good plan!

  5. Have you found a training plan yet?
    I have really enjoyed the FIRST plan I am using for my up coming marathon. I used the Cool Runnings plan last marathon and got really burned out by race day.
    The cross training in the FIRST plan might also provide a break for your ankle.

  6. Awesome plan. We are both in the same boat. I need to finish my marathon training with injuried ankle. I think you will do great. Start slow and build up. You will do awesome!

  7. Sounds like a great plan! I'll keep my fingers crossed that your ankle cooperates!

  8. Both plans look great hopefully your injury will go away and you could do a full marathon in the spring!!! Take care =)

  9. Ewwww....I totally want to do that Derby one...but it's right before the Pig! I have heard it is pretty cool.

  10. We're female - it's *always* okay to change our minds about anything! ;) Good to have a plan though!

  11. Right on...

    The jury is still out on our half as of right now. Ooooooooooh the drama. :sigh:

    Glad to see that CMM is still in contention as part of your comeback!

    And regardless where you race, I'm looking forward to reading all about it!