A couple of months ago it was decided that it was a good idea if a friend and I ran the Seattle marathon. I can’t remember exactly how it came about. Probably after several beers and well, after that pride kind of stood in the way of backing out. I am now entering my fifth week of training. It hasn’t been easy. It feels like I am making very slow progress, however I have managed to get my long run distance up to 20 km so I am definitely on track. I just need to keep on top of it.
It is a 16 week training program (prior fitness is apparently assumed) and the big run is on December 1. It should be a pretty amazing trip as I have never been to Seattle and as a reward for (hopefully) completing the 42.2km mission we plan to buy tickets to our first NFL game.
One great thing about the training so far is I have had the chance to cover territory with some incredible scenery as a backdrop. I have run in Sydney & rural NSW in Australia and am currently back in Whistler. In just over a month I will take the training (not the purpose of the trip) to the UK and Paris. I’ll be sure to keep taking advantage of the quick 30 second breathers while I snap some Instagram worthy shots.