Well the North Face Endurance crew was not able to accommodate my pleas of transferring registration to next year… I posted my registration up on Craigslist and got not hits so I did what any normal person would do. I picked the latest event in the year and transferred my registration. According to the doc I will be able to START running around 4 months after surgery… Surgery = May 21st, Running = Sept 21st, Race = Dec 8th, THEREFORE 78 days aka 2 1/2 months to train. Assuming I keep up my cardio fitness I don’t see this as being a problem. I don’t plan on moving quickly but I will be able to move. I discovered this crazy new machine at my gym, The Octane XR6000, so between that, a stationary bike, the rowing machine, AND the lovely seated hand cycle machine, I think staying active should be doable. Probably not easy but having an end goal will make me work a little harder and get a little more creative on how to get my fitness in.
My cousin lives about an hour south of the race and my plan is to convince him to run with me, show me around, and give me a couch / bed to sleep on : ) Seeing as the west coast is three hours behind he is probably not awake / aware of these plans yet but he will get to see them soon!! I also plan on working on seeing if perhaps the boy could be convinced to come / if I have any friends (cough cough, you guys, cough) who live in California and would be interested in running this race with me! For a name brand race this one isn’t too bad, about $90 after taxes and everything. All that is left is booking flights!
Q: For those of you who have junked up your knee, is 2 1/2 months enough time to run 13.1 trail miles?
Q: Do you live near San Francisco? Do you want to run this race with me?
Q: What is the farthest you have traveled for a race?
– my farthest is Annapolis… only about 40 minutes, go big or go home right…
Categories: Half Marathon Trail Training