Thursday, August 27, 2009

Let the Countdown Begin

10 days to the Kauai Marathon! I am actually getting excited! AND I am totally enjoying the taper! I'm still working out the logistics of race weekend, but most likely I will be driving 45-50 minutes down to Poipu that morning. (I really don't want to spend $500 on a hotel room when I have a free room, my own bed, and the home seat advantage!) Let the countdown begin!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

It's Getting Close

Wow! Has it really been almost three weeks since my last post? Time flies. School started for my 3rd grader, my house has been very quiet during the day. ( : And my 3 year old and I have been playing. It has been a lot of fun.

In running news...the Kauai marathon is approaching FAST! Only 30 days! The past few weeks I have been kind of dreading this race. It has been soooooooooooooo humid and my running has really suffered. This has been the hardest training summer EVER. How do you beat the humidity? I have always trained in the dry heat. Let me tell you...IT IS DIFFERENT! I am struggling with finding the right balances with everything. So, any tips you may have, pleeease, pass them my way!

I went to the marathon website and I got that twinge of excitement back. Apparently, the course is hilly. I love hills! And Dean Karnazes is the official host. There are only 1500 entrants and it is sold out. Even though I live on Kauai, I have not run any part of the course. Going to "town" is a hassle, especially on a Saturday, when I do my long runs...everyone else on the north shore is headed that way too! So, it will be a new and hopefully exciting route for me. I do know that it will be beautiful! How can it not be, it is Kauai!

This is near the finish line.

Have a great weekend everyone. Aloha!