I registered for the Austin Half Marathon today. That makes 3 half marathons between now and April 1st. Register for any more and I won’t have to train in between – I’ll stay fit simply from my weekend events.
This is a call out to all my friends in Austin to join me. I’ll be down there for most of February hanging out at my mom’s house – spending quality time. And no doubt washing windows. It’s not an easy course. In fact, it’s a ball buster if you’re not in shape. Think hills.
At a high-level, it’s 5 miles up slope, followed by 5 miles back down the same slope, although on a different street. And the final 3 miles are over the rolling hills west of downtown Austin. While I don’t consider myself in good enough condition to run the full marathon – at least not without pain – I suspect I’ll run this in 2 hours or less. I’ll treat it like a workout by starting out slow up South Congress. I’ll unwind running down South 1st Street. Then focus on maintaining good form over those final hills. Should be a good beer drinking day. Having run the full last year I can tell you this is a well run event.