Training this time around has been all about one thing – focusing on a single goal race.
That means no Chilly Half Marathon, no Around the Bay Road Race. Just the BMO Vancouver Marathon in May.
But I am starting to think about what to do next, and how I want to tackle running after my fourth marathon is done. I’m realizing yet again that marathon training is time-consuming and tiring. No surprise there.
I’m also realizing that I think this might be the last one I do for a good while. I like the challenge of the marathon, but it is somewhat all-consuming for five months.
Racing does keep running interesting, so I’m looking towards the fall and maybe the Hamilton Half Marathon. It’s a late season race, and features a pretty fast downhill course. In talking to a couple of friends, I’m thinking I have a shot at getting into the 1:30’s on the right day, and with the right course.
That’ll be in the back of my mind for the next couple of months while training for Vancouver continues…