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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Next stop...Vermont City!

Signed up...


After a great run yesterday – both physically and mentally – I decided on this potentially crazy idea of running KeyBank Vermont City Marathon (VCM) in 5 weeks!  Don’t get me wrong, I covered every step of that Boston Marathon course (my quads and calves will attest to it), but at the slower pace forced by the heat, I’ve felt a strong thirst for more since that day. 

I have a special place for VCM (Meaghan and I became fast friends while training for 2004) and a special place for VT as well.  Ever since I began working for a VT based company and began taking frequent drives North, I’ve really enjoyed the area and the culture.  VT also took quite a hit during Hurricane Irene last year, so every little bit of tourist (or runner) dollars helps fuel their economy and their rebuilding efforts.

Fortunately, this decision was not made over a bottle of wine, so I don’t expect any race-registration-regret in the morning.  Instead, I’ll get dressed and head out for a run.  After all, I’ve got a race to train/taper for!

18 comments:

  1. Badass....badass....badass!!!!

    I'm thinking of running that one next year, so I'm going to be hanging on every word of your eventual race report!!!!

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    1. Thanks Bill :)

      Funny, I see you've done some of the same badass races as I (i.e. Boston of course, Baystate '09....). Maybe "badass" will be my mantra at VCM!

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  2. That's fantastic Lisa! So wish I was running this race.

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  3. Sounds like fun!! After switching gears for Boston I can understand where you are coming from! Good timing though since you're already there. I'd be interested in how you will train for those five weeks since I have considered running two marathons which are pretty close together too.

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    1. I've considered it before, but each time got nervous that it was too much or too crazy. Maybe it is crazy, but we'll see :)

      Today, I ran a little over 7; next week will try to jump to 15ish; then go for a 20. From there, I will have the "traditional" 3 wk taper. I think it'll work..

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  4. Awesome! I can't wait to hear about the race!

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    1. Thanks Mandy :) I can't wait for it!

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  5. I think this is a great decision! Redemption! Hopefully it will be nice and cool up there, too.

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    1. Thanks again Terzah! The one saving grace is, I don't think I'll ever feel a hotter race than Boston 2012. But I will wish for a cooler day for sure :)

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  6. I've done marathons with about 6 weeks between the two and I was just fine - and I raced both hard. In fact, the 2nd was a PR :). So sorry that Boston was so blahy hot....don't you just wish all marathon race days just had ideal 55 degree weather!?!? :) Anyway, I think the Vermont Marathon is a great idea!!

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    1. Thanks Jill! Great to hear of other successes in attempting 2 marathons so close together.

      Of course, yesterday would've been much closer to a marathon day - drizzly and raw. Just perfect! Oh well, keeps us on our toes....

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  7. i ran 2 in 2 weeks and felt fine - but i'm not a fast runner... you CAN do it and make your goal! have fun!!

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  8. Love this! Good luck to you. :) Make sur eyou wear your Boston shirt. :)

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    1. Thanks Marlene...for sure my Boston-wear will accompany me to Vermont. I'm sure it will make for some great conversation :)

      Actually, Vermont City is using the whole BAA deferment to try to get runners to sign up, who may have deferred this year's Boston. Great angle!

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  9. Is it time for taper yet? Ha, ha! Have fun training!

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    1. Good one Tina! Actually, Sunday will be my first AND last long run for Vermont City :) Then I get to taper....again!

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