Well, it's not exactly "beach season," but tomorrow is the Myrtle Beach Half/Full Marathon. I'll be running the half, while my travel buddy runs the full for "speed work." That’s right, Mike is preparing for Western States 100… so, I guess 26.2 is equivalent to a decent training run.
I’ve been looking forward to this race for many reasons:
-I’ll get to see the ocean, always a good thing.
-I grew up going to M.B. during summer vacation. My mom’s side of the family had a beach house on Ocean Blvd… and every summer we’d spend a week there. Walking to the Pavilion, going to the water parks, shopping at tacky surf shops, playing in the ocean.
-I’ve never run a not-so-hilly half marathon… so, we’ll see how it goes.
-Chances of repeating AORTA half weather conditions (freezing rain); on the slim side
-It’s a larger race! No way I’ll be in the lead pack here… but, I’m excited about seeing race supporters. It’ll feel like a big race.
I’ll be on the road later today… headed to the coast.
Have a great weekend!