Slow and Steady

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

NWM Random Drawing

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good”

Ok so the Nike Women's Marathon (San Francisco) Random Draw opened yesterday. It is pretty exciting since I have been stalking their website since missing the 2008 drawing (2007 & 2009 I was nice and preggo so no marathons for me). Any hoo, I registered, and now I must wait. Wait. Wait. And did I mention W-A-I-T. I am terribly impatient, but I guess I can wait until the end of the month...ahem I have to other choice. While I appreciate the concept of a random draw, I will be so very disappointed if I do not get in. So disappointed in fact that I am not sure I am interested in doing any other marathon's this year. I have only completed one, San Diego Rock n Roll 2006 and I am positive that I can do better. Maybe the California International Marathon in December if I don't get into the NWM, but I have signed up for this one before (see the missed 2008 year), but didn't run because I didn't keep up my training through to December. I think there might be a trail half in October, I'll have to research. A trail half might be a good alternative for me. I have learned as I write this post with controlled excitement that I better not put all my eggs in one basket.

Cross you fingers & toes, I haven't been excited for a marathon since my first one and this time I am close enough to the race location that I could actually get some training runs done on the course. See map above for course outline.

P.S. Bloggy Blog followers my 25 mile ride rocked on Saturday. I was really intimidated to go.  In the end I felt so good having gone on a nice distanced ride, but also felt bad that my partners had such a  super slow recovery ride by staying with me. A big part of doing the ride was getting over my fear, fear of riding a new bike, fear I couldn't go the distance, fear I would just plain suck at it. My partner said afterward that I did fine and it seemed I was moving along comfortably and probably could've pushed harder. I didn't push harder on this first ride because I was afraid I would bonk so I was just trying to stay steady. That first mile I wasn't sure I could do it, I couldn't find the right gears and my partners seemed to be cruising along so effortlessly...very intimidating. Then all of a sudden we were at the half way point, I was actually shocked when we got there. The return trip seemed to fly by too, the great conversation helped tons to pass the time. I love being on a TRI team.

Club meeting tonight, in search of a running partner for long runs, wish me luck.

1 comment:

Christi said...

I have my fingers and toes crossed that you get into the Nike Women's Marathon. That one is on my bucket list but I don't know when I will be able to get 'er done. I knew that you would be able to do the ride. You will soon be riding like a pro!