Monday, June 3, 2013
St. George Marathon - I'm In!
I'm going to St. George, Utah! A couple of weeks ago, I received this exciting news:
CONGRATULATIONS!!! We would like to congratulate you on being 1 of 7600 runners selected for the 2013 St. George Marathon. We will be hosting runners from all 50 states and 18 countries. We would like to thank you for your interest in our event and we look forward to seeing each of you cross the finish line!
Since it was my first try to enter the race by lottery, I was surprised to make it in. I love hiking in Utah and I can't wait to run a marathon there, too. The above photo is from one of my hiking trips in Utah (Nov.'11).
Since getting the news that I'm running the St. George marathon, I've found some helpful sites:
2011 St. George Marathon Video produced by St. George City
Marathon Guide.com - race details from previous St. George marathoners
Fast Cory's Advice After Running the Course Twice: After reading this, I want to wait for mile 14 and then fly to the finish!
Runarirun's St. George Marathon Recap: She reminded me that arriving a week early so your body can acclimate is a good idea. I did notice that it was a little harder to run in Zion when I visited and that was on an "easy run"!
Are you hoping to run the St. George Marathon in 2014? Reserve the hotel room early! I waited until I knew I was running the race and I couldn't find a room in town, but at least I found one that's only about 5 miles outside of town.
It felt great to know that I had another marathon coming up when I crossed the finish line of my last marathon. (Okay, well not immediately after! After a few minutes, maybe!)
I plan to make some improvements in my training this summer. By the time the marathon is here, I'll be ready! I started off my training with an easy 5 miles today. It felt good!
Do you have any upcoming races or vacations? I'd love to hear about them!