Well that did not take long. I get antsy without a race on my calendar and after I researched several options for winter and spring California and Arizona full marathons, I signed up for the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon that runs from Ojai to Ventura, California on Sunday, May 26, 2013 (the reincarnation of the Ojai to Ocean Marathon course).
I know it was the right decision because I didn’t experience any pang of regret when I hit “confirm” on my registration. No matter that I can’t run without aches and pains right now. I will use the next month to recover from the Santa Barbara International Marathon and then I will dive into training for M2B. I plan to use the Run Less, Run Faster plan again this time, but be more mindful of easing into the speed training and hill work.
Use coupon code “sjrr15” if you want to sign up for this awesome challenge. The race is capped at 1,000 runners and registration is about 1/3 full at this point.
I also signed up for the Brea 8K on Sunday, February 24, 2013, and I’m in the market for another half marathon. I could do the OC Half again. It’s three weeks before Ojai and McMillan Running does recommend a half marathon right around that time (or better yet 4-5 weeks before the full). Suggestions are welcome.