It was MUCH warmer today - in the 30s and just perfect for this time of year. I ran 10 miles which is farther than I have gone in awhile. I took my usual route along the river for most of the distance. I try to appreciate my route and not take it for granted as it is quite pretty.
I am contemplating doing Half at the Hamptons in the latter part of February. I need to make up my mind as it is filling up. I am running my longer runs as if I was doing it but I am not doing any speed work, pace or tempo. So I am half heartedly preparing for the Half. It is at the beginning of my Feb. break and I would combine it with a short jaunt to Maine with friends for eating and shopping.
I am going to take some time this weekend to look at various races I want to do. Too much indecision and I hate to lose the money if I change my mind or something comes up. I have another half I am looking at in April which I will prepare for more thoroughly. I need to find a partner to sign up with me for the VCM two person relay in May. I have approached a couple of possibile relay partners. It is a lottery so there is no guarantee to get in. I also need to think about a fall marathon. I would like to do the Mt. Desert Island (although the annoying music when you open the website might deter me from it) one but would like to see my school calendar for next year first. That isn't likely to come out anytime soon so I may have to just make an uninformed decision as that is another race that is filling up particularly since it was touted in Runner's World.