Too Soon?

bmo-may6I’m already getting excited about heading out to Vancouver again next year for the 2012 BMO Vancouver Marathon. It’s way early to be thinking about it, but I had such a great time in 2011, that I really want to bring my wife Ginny along with me this time and have her see what a great event it is.

New Course in 2012

The organizers promised a brand new course for 2012. So far, all they’ve said is that for runners in the full marathon “‘Hitting the Wall’ will mean something totally different in 2012” and to stay tuned for an announcement on October 5th. That could either mean they are doing a loop that will include the monster climb up the Burrard Bridge a second time to really kill us all, or maybe we’re going to get to run more of the Seawall in Stanley Park.

I’m hoping for the latter.

New Friends in 2011

One of the best parts of my 2011 experience was interacting with the social media team, particularly Jon Suk (@jonsuk). He was gracious enough to invite me to a dinner with some runners from Victoria (#yyjrun ftw). I’ve continued to keep tabs on many of them through Twitter and Dailymile and would call them friends, despite having only met in real life on race weekend.

As of today, it’s 237 days until race day. You can bet I’ll be blogging more about it as training kicks in starting in late December. Can’t wait!