Sunday, September 28, 2008

Harrisburg Marathon After All?

No no... I'm not going to run the full marathon. In fact, my training has really tailed off over the last couple weeks. But, I've got a fun opportunity and I'm taking it. A friend of my wife and I from college (I went to HS with her too) emailed me the other day about running in a relay at the Harrisburg Marathon. Funny enough, I didn't even know that they were doing a relay at the race. But, it looks like a fun time.

After thinking a little bit about it, I think it's a great idea. That will be a little bit of closure for me for that race. And, I've never run a team race before. Should be a blast. The preliminary plan is that I take the longest leg (8.8 miles). That's fine with me... however, I think the one guy on the team is faster than me. So, it might make sense for him to run that leg. I don't mind running the longest leg though. I feel a bit of pressure to train harder now that I am part of a team. Before, the only person that I could hurt was myself. Uh oh...

On that note, I finally got back to running. I ran on Wednesday before all the baby stuff started heating up. I ran a 3 mile loop on the Hands on House Half Marathon hill (I'm running that race in just under a week). Then, yesterday, I got a 7.3 mile run in. I intended to run farther. But, my head just wasn't in it yet. This half seems like it will just be a warm up at this point for the Harrisburg Marathon relay. I really want to do good on behalf of the team.

4 comments:

cymrusteve said...

Sweet. Great idea!

No pressure :)

--Steve

Eric Gervase said...

Right right.. good idea.

Amy said...

That sounds like a fun idea! A nice alternative to running the whole darn thing!

Kelly said...

Go Eric! Bill is running the Hands on House 5K, and training for the Disney marathon in 2010. We will look for you Saturday. Congratulations to you and Melissa! Your girls are beautiful:)