I love racing. So much! I did the Malibu Half Marathon over the weekend and despite not training as much, I got a PR by about a minute. I’m hoping (perhaps wildly?) to shave almost 10 minutes off my time eventually, but I was still really happy with the race. I felt like I gave it my best and crossed the line exhausted!
So, it is official. I’m training for the Los Angeles Marathon in March. My 18 week training plan starts TODAY! With a rest day! It’s much flatter than Big Sur with a net downhill, so I’m really hoping to improve my time! I’ll have to take training seriously, including when I go home for a week over Christmas (can’t wait!). I’m going to try doing some runs with local running groups to turn running into more of a social hobby. We’ll see. I do really like the “me time” of my long runs, but I think it’ll be easier to keep motivation with a group.
- Marathon Entrance Fee – $145
- New shoes: ~$120
- Energy foods: ~$40 (Gus, powdered Gatorade, Shot Bloks)
I hate how expensive races are, but they give me such motivation!