National Running Day

If I don’t post something on National Running Day, they’ll send three bruisers to forcibly take my membership card away.

Not a whole lot to report at the moment.  I’m just getting back into the everyday groove after taking it slow after Toronto.  I’m also getting back to running early in the morning to avoid the hottest part of the day.  As is typical of Cincinnati, it seems like we skipped a real spring and went directly to summer.  The past few days have felt more like August:  90s and very humid.

I have have two races on my calendar for the remainder of this year.

  1. The Air Force Half Marathon on September 17, 2011.
  2. The Marine Corps Marathon on October 30, 2011.

I’ve decided to take a more realistic approach to the MCM race than I had originally planned.  Going into 2011, I had thought that I’d run a spring marathon, then valut directly to a fall marathon where I planned to qualify for Boston.  Based on my results from Toronto, I don’t think it would be smart to do that — shave 40 minutes off my PR at the marathon distance — so I am aiming for a 3:40:00 marathon at the Marine Corps.

I’m also nearly giddy with excitement to do my second Ragnar Relay.  This time, we’re doing the Florida Keys relay in January, which will be night and day different from the Del Sol relay we did out in the Arizona desert earlier this year.