...to come off a marathon that you thought would kill you and then turn around and sign up for a half, but that is exactly what I have just done!
I am going to run the A1A half marathon on February 18th here in Ft. Lauderdale, and that means I have 37 days to train for it.
I figure that it's probably easier to come out of the marathon and turn around and train for a half rather than waiting and letting myself return to pre-marathon conditioning before building back up (I'm strong right now! I mean, look at that picture! Have you seen muscles like that before?), but it does feel a little reckless -- and exciting!
As I said in my marathon post, I felt really good at the half point, and I think the half is a great distance, so I want to test it out; plus, it's hard to pass up an opportunity that is literally in your backyard (I think next year, I'd like to run the A1A full marathon, so this also gives me a way of seeing what the event is like -- if I like it, I'll return next year for the full, if I hate it, I won't do it next year).
Right now, it feels really good to have that goal in front of me again!