Yesterday I ran – and finished – the Tobacco Road Half Marathon here in Raleigh. Great times!
Last year I had hoped to run the full marathon but thought better of it. This year I signed up for the half.
Advice if you wanna run either a half or a full marathon:
2. See #1
I’m pretty busy and I let the training slide almost completely. However, about 1-2 weeks before the race I started seeing behavior in my son that I wasn’t real keen on; not following through on goals, not competing at high levels and stuff like that. So I felt that in order to make a statement to this little dude, I should run, finish and sing the praises of the value of a “Finisher’s Medal”.
So, I crash trained for 5 days. The results were predictable.
Severe pain, agony and humiliation; a great number of people beat me who I had no business losing to. However, I did mange to crack a sub-3 hour time AND bring home the hardware. My son was duly impressed – we’ll see if it worked.
Anyway, bring on The City of Oaks!