Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Skipping the Light Fandango

There's nothing better for your confidence than stringing together a series of really good runs. Today was another beautiful morning, and I ran 8 pre-dawn miles at a surprisingly relaxed 7:40 clip, dipping down to a sub-7 last mile. It was 53F with crystal clear skies and the dark side of the moon stood out in the heavens. My rhythm was good and I felt I could just keep going indefinitely - if only all runs were like this.

I'm looking around for ideas to pad out my race calendar. One race that's tempting me is the Galveston Mardi Gras marathon in February. It looks like a lot of fun, and Gavin has the day off school the Monday after the race, so we could make a nice weekend of it. The problem is I know my father-in-law wouldn't want to go, which would automatically prevent us from going. On the other hand it's unfair to the boys to deny them these weekend trips that I know they love. Besides, this may be the only kind of vacation we get to do for a good long while.

Oh well, we have some time to decide.

Something a little closer to home in November is the Wild Hare. I could drive up for that one early in the morning, run it and be back home the same day so that's a definite maybe.

I need to do at least one long race before Rocky Raccoon, so another possibility is the 12 or 24 hour "Run like the Wind" race in December. The only problem with that one is that it's a continuous 1k loop, and I'm not sure how many 1k loops I can honestly run without going insane!!!

And finally, two friends of mine are putting on a wedding-themed trail marathon called "Race to the Altar" the day before they get married in March. That one looks like a ton of fun, and I'd love to run it.

I'm sure I'll be signing up for something pretty soon.

1 comment:

Derek said...

Sounds like some great races. Keep me updated on Wild Hare and Run Like the Wind. If I know your running I might try and make it.