Monday, May 11, 2009

Registered!

Well it's official now. BF and I shelled out the race fee yesterday to sign up for the Virginia Beach Rock N Roll Half Marathon over Labor Day weekend.

I'm super excited that it's official now. Va. Beach is one of my favorite races. I mean first off, it's at the beach and you finish running down the boardwalk with the ocean at your side. How cool is that? Secondly, it's extremely flat, so you can PR easily (even if you have strep throat and have to take many medicines before running...believe me, I know.) Third, the expo for this thing is huuuuuuge. You could spend hours wandering around and getting all sorts of free stuff!

I'm also super pumped for this year because knock on wood, I think I've left the knee injuries behind me. My knee has been really strong lately and I haven't had to tape it on a run in months. For those of you who've been reading a while, knee injuries kept me from this race last year, so I'm excited to get back and try to PR on the course.

My time to beat is 2:17:and change set during the National Half Marathon, a much hillier course, which had the advantage of moderate temps. Va. Beach is always a hot race.

I put the finishing touches our training plans over the weekend (although I seemed to have lost the first page of mine already...greeeeat...starting off reallll well here Jess) and I'm excited to get started. I'll most likely talk about the training plans in more detail later this week. So if you have specific questions you want me to answer let me know.

As for this week, I'm teaching yoga three times...ooof. That's a lot of yoga. I'm filling in for a co-worker tonight and then from here on out I'll be teaching two classes each week instead of one. I think it will only help my training.

Anyway, that's all I've got for today. Happy Monday!

11 comments:

Erin said...

Cool! My dad and stepmom have run that a few times and enjoy it.

Jess said...

Congrats on registering! I've always wanted to run that HM.

Amber said...

Congrats on registering! That's exciting. I'm running another half-marathon at the end of June, so I will have to check into your blog for extra motivation :-)

I'm going to try adding more yoga into my training plan this time around. Before I was only doing it once or twice a week, my goal this time is 3-4 times!! Do you usually do it right after a run or before or on totally different days then you run?

L. Elizabeth said...

I am toying with the idea of signing up for that. I am nervous, but i have my first half at the end of the month in anapolis zooma. after i see how that goes, i may sign up for va beach too! :)

Carolina John said...

good deal! tha'ts going to be a fun race. i love virginia beach the few times i've been there. have fun getting the bf to train!

Wes said...

That's good stuff! I love running along the beach in Panama City. 40 feet of elevation change over 20 miles :-)

aron said...

YAY that is exciting!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

WooHOo! have fun with the HM!

Jamie said...

A new race to train for - fun! sounds like a fun race!

teacherwoman said...

Ah, the VA Beach Half Marathon! I wanted to do that one this year but don't think it's in the funds. This house buying stuff has made quite a dent in my checkbook. LOL. Maybe next year!

I look forward to hearing more about your training!

lindsay said...

woo hoo! it is a pricey one though! i am still planning on running it, though i haven't registered yet. i need to get on that and then hopefully we can meet up at some point :)

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