After two failed attempts to run a full marathon in 2013, I decided that I would run only half marathons in 2014 to work on my time for “shorter races”. Yes, I was adamant that 2014 would be a year of halfs and that I wouldn’t run another full until 2015.
But today was the deadline for the Loch Ness Marathon and I couldn’t resist it. (I was ever-so-slightly prodded by a friend.)
And that means I will be running the Loch Ness Marathon again. This also means you get the enjoyment of reading about my training. (Yay!)
For those counting Loch Nesses, I ran my first one in 2011 (in memory of Paul) followed by a second running in 2012. I was registered to run in 2013 but visa glitches meant I had to return to the States for a bit, missing the race.
And for those wondering what my 2014 race calendar looks like now, here it is:
- 6 Sept: Inaugural Scottish Half Marathon
- 28 Sept: Loch Ness Marathon
- 5 Oct: Great Scottish Run (half marathon)
- 19 Oct: Beat Beethoven 5K
I guess I should kick up my training a bit now …