Thursday, October 30, 2008
Doing the CIM
The bad news...with a change in plans I am not going to run the Autumn Leaves 50km.
The good news...I just finished signing up for the California International Marathon (CIM) in Sacramento on December 7th.
This will be another attempt for me to break 3 hours for the marathon. Rolling hills with a net downhill sounds good to me. The race seems to have very well established management and pacing teams. I will hitch my wagon to the 3 hr group. As well, looking at the results there are lots of fast times.
I have come close twice: 3:02:33 at Boston in 2006 and then 3:03:05 at Eugene in 2007 (race report here).
This will be my first try this year. I knew going into Boston 2008 that I just had not done the required training. Race day bore that out (report here).
My other goal for this race is to finish before the boys from Eastern Oregon are showered, shaved and on a 2nd round of lunch. In other words, they are blazin' FAST and I would like to be within 20-30 minutes of their finishing times :-)
Please chime in with any and all suggestions for switching from training for a 50km to training for a marathon and how to best focus my 4 weeks of dedicated marathon training.
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