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Trading a FM for an Ultra

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Well, it looks like I won't be able to do the Prairie Fire Marathon this year. It is October 13th, which is the 2nd Sunday of the month. Jordan and I have obligations at church on the 2nd Sunday, and I haven't been able to find a sub. The people who normally sub for us said no, so now I'm kinda stuck. At least I haven't signed up yet...

I was looking around to see if there are any other marathons near Wichita between October and November. It's slim-pickings, and I have to keep in mind that I work every other weekend, so that plays into which races I am able to do.

So that being said, I probably won't get to run my marathon this year.

BUT! I might trade the FM for an Ultra! I did find a 6/12/24 hour ultra sponsored by the Kansas Ultra Society! I think I could do the 12 hr. I've done an 8 hr ultra before, and I wouldn't have to adjust my marathon training plan too much to turn it into an Ultra training plan. If it gets closer and I think the 12 hr is too much, I can always do the 6 hr, which would still surpass the marathon distance.

The race is November 16th, which I happen to have that weekend off from work. And it's not on a 2nd Sunday.

Hmm, I'll have to mull this over for a few days before making any final decisions.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANOTHERMOMOF2 8/13/2013 8:37AM

    Sorry you won't be able to do the PF marathon as you had planned. Have a great day!

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KPETSCHE 8/13/2013 3:44AM

    It's a pain working every other weekend - I do the same. Definitely takes a little extra planning and looking ahead at the calendar. I'm sure you'll figure it out with the race - can you believe how fast the year is flying?!

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    You can do anything you put your mind to! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 8/11/2013 5:20PM

    Something to consider.

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KNYAGENYA 8/11/2013 3:40PM

    Wow! Good luck.

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