Today I learned I'd be traveling to Dublin and Cork for work over the weekend of October 26. And then I learned the Dublin Marathon is on October 28. You can guess what happened next...
That's right, I signed up for the Dublin Marathon! I know I have enough time to be ready with my current base, and I've had my eye on this race ever since I spent three weeks in Dublin in 2010. I love the city and basically everything about Ireland. I'm thrilled to be going back, and even more excited that I'm spending the weekend there before the work part starts.
My I-signed-up-for-a-marathon high stayed with me into tonight's track session and I ran my 400s consistently as well as faster than I used to. Hopefully this is a sign of progress! It feels awesome to be back to speed work for the fall after a long speed work break.
Marathon training, here I come!