Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mud Run Calendar Is Set

Camp Pendleton Races announced their 2010 race calendar last week, about five weeks earlier than they did a year ago. I remember last year waiting, wondering, hoping to hear about the 2009 race calendar. I suppose I was a bit eager since I ran my first Mud Run in Oct. 2008 and was quite anxious about signing up for another Mud Run.

There are three Mud Runs on the schedule for 2010: June 5, 6 and 12.

There is also one slight problem. The San Diego Marathon is scheduled for June 6.

San Diego Marathon? Where the hell did that come from?

Oh, well, I just haven't blogged about it but I've been thinking about running another marathon in 2010, well, more exact, thinking if I should run another marathon in 2010. It's a long year and I might get bored. And the San Diego Marathon would be great because I'd have enough time after Surf City to relax, rest up and then train for San Diego.

But if I did that, I could probably say farewell to the Mud Run. I obviously couldn't do it on June 5 or 6, so that would be out. Could I run the marathon one weekend and then the Mud Run six days later? Maybe a more experienced runner would be able to challenge that task, and that might be something that I'd be up for in 2011 or beyond, but right now, several months before my first marathon, is not the time to think like that. So unfortunately that would be out too.

The Mud Run is an awesome event. I enjoy it quite a bit, have enjoyed it since I did my first one, and it's becoming a bit of a tradition for all of us involved. I'm not sure if I'm willing to give that up.

I suppose one thing that would help would be to find another marathon in May that I could run, or at least, that I could potentially run should I decide to go for another 26.2.

I'm still not convinced that I will want to run another marathon so soon but I do think that I will need something to train for. I've thought about running another half marathon sometime in the spring, and that one is pretty much a lock at this point. Might do the Run Through Redlands again. Not sure.

I guess I have a couple of months to figure out whether or not I want to run San Diego or if running the Mud Run is and should still be the focal point of the early part of my summer.

And then there's this: some of the Tortoises might want to get together for the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay June 18-19 in Utah.

What??? Where did that one come from??

Aw, well, I guess I have a lot to consider for 2010.

Don't even mention South Africa.


5thsister said...

Those are some tough choices. I would definitely miss hearing about the mud run. Mud is in your blood!

5thsister said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Willoughby said...

It sounds like you've got some choices to make. Is it possible, if you chose the Mud Run and skip the San Diego Marathon, that you could find another marathon that fits into your schedule better? What about charity runs? Just a thought.

L.B. said...

I started looking for other marathons in the springtime. There are a few out there to choose from and I'm actually going to be blogging about them later this week. I'd like to at least have some choices even if I don't decide to run one after all.

Angie Eats Peace said...

SD after Surf City is a good idea. It gives you enough time to rest, and start your training back up. Have fun running on the freeway!

Jephy's Mom said...

6 seconds away from a medal. Oh man! You know I hesitated to ask that question but curiosity got the better of me. If you bring me a test with a score of 99%, the first thing I do is go straight to the error. I just have to know.

I’m impressed with your commitment to your running. You set your goals. You put them out there for us to see (keeping you motivated). You train. You achieve your goal. You evaluate your performance and you start all over again. You ‘re making such healthy choices. And you have fun doing it. I think you’re onto something

Serendipite said...

I'm right there with you - Mud Run vs. San Diego RnR. I actually might sign up for the June 12 event, since I ran 8 miles 6 days after the Nike Women's, but it's still not ideal.

Mark said...

South Africa

New Harmony said...

Might I offer a solution to your timing dilema. There will be a brand new Mud Run in Southern Utah May 22nd. The innaugural New Harmony Fire Mud Run will feature a 10k and a 5k along with a 1k youth mud run. This is a new fundraiser for the local volunteer fire department. The racing elevation is 5,000 feet and the scenery is beautiful Southern Utah mountains. Check out www.NewHarmonyFire.com for more details. Hope this helps.

New Harmony said...
This comment has been removed by the author.