I had a great spring! 3 marathons in 7 weeks and I didn't die.
And thanks to that I am now a Maniac!
B&A was my goal race in April, I was shooting for sub-4. I missed with a 4:18:26, but I was only ~3 minutes off my PR, which I ended up being happy with. I was in sub-4 shape, but I went out too fast and I think the trail was cambered because I had ITB pain from mile 13 on, which I never had in training or since the race. Big Sur was marathon #2, DH and I ran it to raise $$ for our veterans charity and it kicked off our honeymoon. Most beautiful marathon I have ever run. I never wrote a race report, but I think I will just to capture it for myself. Marathon #3 was VCM, which I had absolutely no goals for except to finish. I decided to go out with the 4:15 pace group since I felt that was reasonable, but they went out too fast and I didn't back off soon enough, and I ended up with a 4:33:xx finish. I was happy with that! The 3 marathons so close together really boosted my confidence in being able to tackle the distance and to really focus on the sub-4 this fall.
This summer I am triathlon training with DH. His first sprint tri will be Quantico in August, which was my first one 3 years ago.
I am signed up for Kiawah Island Marathon in December, but I am thinking of doing an earlier fall marathon as well. I am waffling between the full at MCM or going back to Steamtown for some redemption from my DNF there 14 years ago.
I can't believe it's been that long. I'll see how the summer goes and decide closer to the date what exactly I want to do.
Oh, and I guess I am doing the 50 states marathon thing by proxy since DH is doing it and I keep running the races too.
He has a few more states than me (AL, KY, OH, PA) so knocking off PA with Steamtown would make sense since he already has PA.
No real non-running plans for the summer. Our cross-country road trip honeymoon burned up a lot of our vacation days, so anything we do this summer will be local. I am hoping to finish up a bunch of house projects we have been putting off and just generally relaxing on weekends instead of working.