Sunday, September 17, 2006

Bailed out of Victoria, signed up for RNR Arizona half

After going back and forth on this all week I finally decided to skip Victoria. I had gone into HTC with niggles along my fibula, tibia and my calf on my left leg. HTC aggraved these quite a bit (I knew running HTC might end up costing me my fall marathon. I think it was worth it since I was not in marathon PR shape and this was the 25th anniversary of HTC!).

After analyzing the MRI for my left leg, my doc told me that while I didn't have a stress fracture, I wasn't too far off from getting one. He suggested that it would be wise for me to ease up on training and let my leg heal.

Even after easing up on running I could have finished Victoria but what would have been the point? I instead signed up for the R&R Arizona Half. I've dug out my Pfitzinger-Douglas book. The 24/55 plan looks like what I need for my Spring marathon. This would be structured, keep me in check and give me time to do stuff other than running.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Victoria - To run or not to run

I've been seriously considering scrapping my plans to run Victoria. I'd instead just base build till mid-November and then go on a Pfitzinger 24/55 to a goal Spring marathon (perhaps Vancouver). I know I can't PR at Victoria so do I really want to run it? I'll decide by Friday (September 15th). That's the last day before the entry fee goes up to CAN$110.

Monday, September 04, 2006


I spent the Labor day weekend in Montana. We stayed in Helena, which is the capital of Montana. From Helena we drove 500 odd miles around the Northern Continental Divide Scenic Loop. The loop also passed through points of the Glacier National park.

So what's the RR part of this post? I've identified Montana as a prospective future marathon location :) Well, I was curious to see if I would be able to sneak in a Labor day weekend race during my trip. Unfortunately, there wasn't anything I could run but I noticed that Montana had some interesting races! Helena itself has the Governer's cup marathon in June and then there's the Two Bear 'thon, Montana 'thon & Lewis & Clark 'thon in Sept.

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