I did my first real brick today. It wasn't ideal with the half marathon yesterday but I had the day off so I made it work. Before I left my husband reminded me to switch head gear in between the bike and ride. Funny guy.
The exciting part of the day was on my ride when I came around a corner to see a moose in the road. I don't know who was more startled him or me. I tried to get to my camera but I really wanted to keep my eye on the moose to see what he was going to do. He ran away from me down the road for a short ways and then he turned and went up this very steep heavily wooded bank like it was a flat road. I couldn't see him for long before he disappeared.
When I took this I was on my run. When I was on
the bike, a moose was right here.
I am probably going to register for the Adirondack Marathon tonight. I have a few races I am mulling over and I need to decide. It will be a challenging marathon but very scenic which I love. I question the wisdom of a hard marathon when I am having a harder time with running but I like it because:
it is close by
it is in September so the marathon doesn't completely take over fall races
I can stay with a bloggy friend
She will be running the half (maybe I should do that too?)
I do question as to whether I really want to run a marathon. Last year I ended up getting injured in my training and doing no running for months. I am doing somewhat better with cross training. If I do it I may decide to do a run/walk method. The money isn't bad esp. if I register by June 1. It is a marathon that has been on my list for quite awhile. If I stop doing marathons for the second year will I ever pick them up again? Being at VCM made me want to be part of it again but maybe I should wait and do VCM next year. If I do this I doubt that I will want to do a marathon so quickly again. As you can see my thinking is all over the place.
The other race I am wondering about is a 10 Miler. I have never done one and have wanted to for awhile. I feel like it might be just the race for me as in all the halves I do I seem to "die" after Mile 10. There are two 10 milers in late June. One is in Vermont. The other is in Lake George, NY and was recently written up in Runner's World. It looks great and the reviews are amazing. Can I justify the gas when the other one is much closer?