I wasn’t planning on racing much this year, save for my very first full marathon, the San Francisco Marathon, in July. Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to find out I had won an entry into the Capitola Half Marathon in May, courtesy of PhD Strides!
Santa Cruz is such a beautiful place. Even though I live 40 minutes away, I rarely find myself traveling there. I’m definitely glad to have this reason to head down. I think the husband and I are going to snag a hotel room and make a weekend out of it.
This half fits nicely into my marathon training schedule and I’m eager to see what my time will be. The last half I ran was in 2010, where I ran a 2:12:XX. I’m going into this race without a set time goal in mind…instead I’m focusing on racing for the first time in almost two years and seeing how I perform so I can more accurately project a pace for my full in July.
Thanks again, Elise!