Many moons ago I signed up for the Big Sur marathon. Mostly because it sells out fast and it was on my "to do" marathon list.
Yet - I have been slacking. Mostly do to the same old song: work, teaching, daughter, travel.
I've been running. Pacing/coaching with the SF marathon South Bay training group, leading a run at a local running store and running 3-5 times a week. But, I have not been training . . . for a marathon. So, I have had my doubts about running Big Sur.
However, I have started to build up my long runs the last 5-6 weeks. I did a 16 mile run and two 18 mile run. Next weekend will be my 20 mile run. So, I think I'm going to go for it. I have a few running friends running it, so it will be great to see them in the race.
As long as I can get my 20 mile run in, then I'll give it a shot. The plan will be to not "race" it, but to just go out there and run a solid pace (not sure what a solid pace will be yet). I would like to have got in 1 or 2 more 20 mile runs, but not enough weeks left.
The big issue is that I need to find a hotel.