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Half Marathon Sold Out!

June 24, 2010

I jam packed my summer with fun events, but it turns out I was way too slow in signing up for the half marathon I wanted to do in San Diego.  It sold out!  If I was paying more attention, the website did warn that this probably would happen.  I’m annoyed at myself for not planning ahead, but I’ve been too focused on my other fun pursuits.   Gah!

There aren’t any other august half’s that I can make, and the month of September isn’t looking really good  either (I’ll be out of town 2/4 weekends).  That pushes my half marathon date back at least two months to October.  The good news is there is a half marathon right here in town!  This time I’ll register early (which is cheaper).  Let me know if you are interested in running it too, someone gave me a coupon code for $10 off, so the race will only be $75.

So what does this mean for July and August training?  I don’t know yet – any suggestions?  Of course I want to keep running but it gives me freedom to spice things up a little….  Or maybe I should just run.  I love summer running because it stays light out so late.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. tiffany permalink
    June 24, 2010 7:51 am

    Good luck on your training! Were you gunning for America’s Finest Half? I wanted to register for that, but lagged on signing up (and training).

    I wish I had known that you were going to run the LA RnR. I had a code that made it $70 (not a huge discount, but every little bit helps) but it expired at the beginning of this month.

    I’m running LA myself, so maybe you’ll run past me =)

  2. June 24, 2010 8:45 am

    I considered signing up for the one in October (I heard it’s a fun one!) but as i’m not really running that much right now, I don’t see the need for me to sign up and then guilt myself into running. I’ll look for your race report though! (I know, I know, it’s still many months away).

  3. Amanda permalink
    June 24, 2010 1:24 pm

    I am a runner(well sort of) as well. I am curious from a financial aspect how running fits into your budget. For instance, back in March I spent $100 on a pair of running shoes. I love them but due to the amount I run now in June, I’m looking at buying another pair. This really starts to add up if you are thinking about buying a new pair every three months or $400 a year on running shoes. Also, even with using codes, signing up for races, which I use for motivation starts to add up as well. I’ve probably spent $300 dollars on race fees. Not to mention other various costs such as grocery store spending to make sure I’m getting the right foods etc. I certainly don’t mind these lifestyle choices I’m making and I find them highly beneficial. I am wondering though if you have a way to look at these costs from a semi frugal view point or hints to it.

  4. June 25, 2010 6:20 am

    Don’t give up on this race if you really want to do it. A lot of times you can find bibs being sold online on Craigslist or similar sites.

    • June 25, 2010 7:54 am

      I had never heard of that! I just checked and there are indeed bib requests on craigslist.

      Still, I think I’ll save the money for the long weekend I had planned and just do the one in town instead.

  5. June 25, 2010 2:46 pm

    I tried to get in that half as well but I waited until I finished the Rock n Roll to see how I did (and if I was brave enough to do it again). I’m attempting to buy a bib on Craigslist but so far I haven’t been contacted even though my ad has been up for a few weeks. Bummer!! At least you have another one to do near by. I’m going to do a 10K in September and hold out for 2011 for my next half. 😦

  6. June 26, 2010 11:00 am

    What was the half you were trying to get into? Was it the rock and roll half? I’m doing the first half of the SF marathon on July 25, which is almost sold out as well! Not sure what other races are going on in So-Cal other than Rock n Roll LA, which is having its first year inaugural event on October 24th I think. I’d like to do it since I’m relocating but the Nike Women’s is the week before and I probably won’t want to run a full then a half a week later!

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