Gearing up for November -- 3 marathons this month, where the terrain varries as much as the goals. The first one to be run hard on the beaches of OBX, NC. The next is an ultra, run on a 2.7M loop repeat around Warwick, RI. Finally off to the Northern Central Trails of MD for a (mostly) trail marathon. What a way to end the year!
When there are rough trails ahead, I just ask myself... what would Kara Goucher do??? Win! Duh! Ok, well I won't be winning any of these but I'll defintely be K'ing some serious A!
OBX Marathon, OBX, NC
1. This will hopefully be my last HARD marathon for the year- I've got my speed work in and I'm hoping to get my PR time down. If not-- MD is going to be all out.
2. I get my SIXTH spinny star for the year!!! ~ 16 marathons in 16 states in 1 year. Woohoo!
3. It is CB's Bday and she'll be joining me for the marathon!
Registration Fees: $75 early reg ($85-$100 late) $100 at Expo~ Only Open to Expo Reg Now!!!
When: Sunday November 8, 2009
Where: OBX, NC
Year Running: 4
2009 Expected Field: 2226 Currently signed up, caps at 2,500!
...Age Group: 68
2008 Field: 1,309 Finishers
... Females: 527
... Age Group: 51 (Winning Time: 2:56:59)
2008 Avg. Finish Time: 4:33:53