A few days ago the Colorado Marathon, which will be held on May 6th, gave out ten free entries to the marathon or half marathon, and I jumped into the contest without a second thought. Well, maybe I had a second thought, but I sort of wanted it. And I sort of didn't want it. But, alas, I was not one of the lucky winners.
But this got me thinking: I'm feeling pretty good after Boston, just a tad bit of soreness left after a week and change. Why not jump into another one and see if I can get that BQ after all?
I started looking around for something near-ish (within driving distance), with historically cool temps, a lower elevation than Boulder, and a fast-ish course. I threw this out to friends on facebook. I surveyed the options at marathonguide.com - and I came upon the Brookings Marathon on May 12th in Brookings SD.
Well, I'm chronic not crazy, but the idea has dug its way deep into the recesses of my brain, and I can't seem to exterminate the little bugger.
It fits into my schedule perfectly: Classes end May 7th and grades are due May 10th and the weekend after I'm committed to a two day RRCA training course. It allows enough time to recover from Boston, but not so much time that I lose conditioning.
What to do...What to do...?
I need a push over the edge, fast.