Staff Blogger Jojo: A Series of Unfortunate Runs
Staff Blogger Jojo: Making a Plan
Staff Blogger Jojo: With a Little Help from My (Running) Friends
Staff Blogger Jojo: Secret Registering
New Blog Post: The road to my first Ultramarathon
As promised, I'm writing down and planning my 2011 Race Calendar. Yesterday I told you all the factors that I consider when planning the year that inevitably has led me to my choices. However, I also told you about my issues with sticking to the plan, impulse registering, and all of that. SO, here is my TENTATIVE calendar:
Yesterday I wrote my NYC Marathon Race Report. After crossing the finish line, I realized that for the first time in a LONG time, I don't know what's next. Since I started working at The SF Marathon, I learned very quickly the importance of planning your racing schedule in advance because some races sell out, some have lottery systems, some increase prices over time, and it's best to give yourself plenty of time to map out training routines. So, today I've taken some time to sit down and think about my goals for next year. I started really basic, with what I know.
Yesterday I wrote all about my NYC trip BEFORE the race. We had been on our feet so much all weekend that I'd actually gotten a little sore and achy- NOT a good sign just before a race... We woke up at 5AM, threw on our clothes (layers and layers of them), grabbed our bags and hopped on the Race Director busing. The bus ride took about 45 minutes, as the sun came out and we made our way across the Verrazano bridge. When we arrived we hopped off of the bus and walked through the masses of people in sleeping bags, on tarps, camping out in the villages.
This last weekend, I headed out to the East Coast for a slew of reasons- to run The ING New York City Marathon, to attend The SF Marathon and Crowdrise Partnership Launch Party, to spend some time with friends and family, and to run with NYC Ambassador Sean Flynn! With some stroke of fate I'd been able to get into the NYC Marathon and invited my sister along to cheer and sight-see for the weekend.
I ended my last post with a recap of the weekend leading up to the Portland Marathon. As you can imagine, Pam and I were exhausted after all of the time we spent at the Race Director's College and Portland Marathon Expo. But when we woke up bleary eyed Sunday morning, we decided there was no turning back. I did my typical Race morning rituals and threw on my Big Sur Marathon Poncho- it was POURING out, and thankfully Wally (Race Director of the Big Sur Marathon) had given Libby and I ponchos to run in. Lifesaver.