Sunday, February 20, 2011

Marathon No. 4

I did it. I signed up for my fourth marathon.

Marathon glory will come again for me on April 9 at the Diamond Valley Lake Marathon in Hemet, Calif.

I signed up on Saturday night, although I hesitated on hitting the Pay Now button after filling out the online registration form.

Deep breath.

So, what's the Diamond Valley Lake? Well, I'll probably get into that in more detail in the coming weeks but here are a few photos I stole borrowed from google.

Diamond Valley Lake looking pristine
Diamond Valley Lake is a man-made lake and isn't even 10 years old. Looks like it's been around a while, doesn't it?

I have get to run all the way around this lake.
It's nestled in the midst of some hills/mountains but the course itself looks relatively flat.

What the scene may look like come April 9

The terrain seen in the last picture looks like what could be the terrain for most of the course. I did see some pictures where it looked like the runners were running on a paved road, but that was probably an isolated part of the race, near the finish.

Anyway, the deed is done and I will run my fourth marathon on April 9. I am excited and I have a jolt of confidence from Surf City that I can get a marathon done and come out in not too bad shape on the other side.


Kerrie T. said...

WOW! So awesome! I hope after my first marathon, I can do more like you have. I hope I come out okay, I mean. I hate to "plan" a second when I haven't completed my first, but I would LOVE to run the CIM in Sac-town in Dec. since it's where I grew up and all my family and some friends still live down there. I'm sort of saving my money for that one, so I hope it works out. I wonder if it sells out?

Lauren said...

Wow that looks great! And really small, I think it will be a great experience!

Michael said...

Just ran across your blog and look forward to following your journey. That looks like a beautiful place for a marathon. Congrats on pulling the trigger!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

It looks like a great race!!!

Willoughby said...

Looks like an awesome place for a marathon!