With that, I took a splurge. I look forward to Thursday run day to test them out.
THANK YOU for the recommendations on the half marathons in May/June. It sounds like the Capital City (Olympia, WA) is a good bet: nice course, rolling hills, only 1 hr drive, but reasonable chance for bad weather. Coeur d'Alene (ID)is relatively flat and scenic with high probability of warm, dry weather but 9 hours away. NODM (Sequim, WA) is beautiful, relatively flat, only 2-3 hrs drive, but weather may be questionable and this one is on my husband's birthday weekend.
So, I'm thinking I will campaign for a trip to Coeur d'Alene (check ID off my list!) but mostly likely I will end up running Capital City, WA on May 20. Not a bad option! In the meantime, I'll be considering some additional races that some other blogging ladies are registered for:
- Seahawk 12k (April 1)
- Top Pot Doughnut 5k (April 29)
- Cinco de Mayo 8k (May 5)
- Capital City Half (May 20)
- IronHeart Mile (June 9)
In preparation for half marathon training, I attempted my first round of speed intervals since...? Late January or early February? To see how it would feel, I put on 4x800m at 7:11 pace. Aside from messing up my distances on the treadmill because I apparently can't count, it felt TOUGH but do-able. With that, I'll use my upcoming 5k race time to set my training paces for next week's start to half marathon training.
[almost] Time for the games to begin!