In an ongoing effort to commit to this running thing, I’m trying to make smart decisions with the way I go about it.
That being said, I’m officially registered for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Festival Mini Marathon. Today was the last day to register before the fee increases, and seeing as how I’m frugal (read: cheap), I decided to go ahead and pay up.
Since the plan is to run a full marathon in the fall, the Mini offers a good opportunity to set an early long-term goal and then work toward it before I begin full-throttle training for the big show. Plus, it’s 13.1 miles shorter than a marathon.
I’ve thought about trying to run the Mini for a few years now, but never mustered the nerve to go through with it. I don’t know – maybe it’s the thought of all the cold weather training. (We’ve already been there.) I’ve had a ton of friends run it throughout the years, and they always seem to be so accomplished and proud when they talk about it. I want to go to there.
The training program for the Mini begins in early January, and I plan on posting a link to a Google doc showing my progress. No judging on what will surely be sloth-like splits.