After the Portland Marathon filled up without me last week, I have been doing some thinking. A whole lot of thinking.
My options for my next marathon are: CIM 12/10, Boston in 4/11, Eugene (again) 5/11, or Newport, OR 6/11. There may be an option for doing 2 races, but at this point the finances lend toward only doing one. There is a certain amount of outside pressure from friends & family that it should come down to Boston, but they don't have to pay the airfare or try to register over the computer for it! We shall see how it all works out.
Meanwhile, I have decided to keep training at a good base for marathon training and will throw in for a nearby 10K (Skandia Run) nine days from now (August 14th).
I have done this course before and it is fast! It's located at a festival that honors the local Scandinavian heritage. Also, there will be LOTS AND LOTS of FOOD!
If all goes well between now and then, I should have a nice new PR .
After the race, the festival is open for everyone to enjoy. Music, dancing, FOOD and silly hats!
Don't you want to have one of these guys on your side at the finish line?