I am currently registered for the Ralston Creek Half Marathon in Arvada, Colorado on February 12. I am fitting this into my training plan as half of the amount of running I am supposed to do that day. Not quite half. Anyway – it’s all about motivation and I’m hoping this will finish off two back to back weekends of the longest training runs I have yet done.
My reasons for running Ralston Creek:
- I like the half marathon distance very much
- Supported training run
- Pretty close (its been very nice not having the extra two hour commute to the front range I used to have)
- New running location – I have NEVER been there
- Good race to help maintain motivation and give a break in scenery.
Weather: Checking the 10 day forecast, I get: 48 with overnight lows in the 30s. Wow! That would be perfect. We’ll see… (And yes, I realize this doesn’t really work out very well when I check a week in advance. But, I like to think I know what’s coming. Of course, the two day snow storm we just had wasn’t terribly well predicted until somewhat closer to the date and even then was a bit different than forecast.)
The race starts at 9:45 and there is no time change to worry about. Nice! Arvada, here I come!