It's hard to believe that only in a few days the Pittsburgh Marathon will be here again. This year I'll be participating in the half marathon. I'm really looking forward to it! Originally when I signed up way back in December I decided I was going to run Pittsburgh for fun and Washington DC for a personal best. As we all know, things rarely go according to plan and when a monsoon decided to show up the day of the DC race my hopes of a personal best were quickly dashed.
So now I'll be looking for a personal best in Pittsburgh. My training for this race hasn't been the best since I got a sinus infection the last week of March into the first week of April and wasn't able to run for a while, but I'm still going to shoot for that personal best!
Quite a few people have asked me why I'm not doing the full marathon this year. The truth is that my heart just wasn't in it this year. Running a marathon takes weeks of training usually in the bitter cold, and several hours on your weekend to do long runs. Not to mention the pain, the fatigue and the outrageous appetite you acquire logging those miles. I know one year I'll return to the marathon but for now I'm satisfied with what I've achieved in that race.
With that said, I can't wait to run this half marathon! Pittsburgh is my absolute favorite race! Good luck to all the runners. I can't wait to see you out there!
Yours in fitness,
Author: Sarah Warman
I like to run, take pictures and write. I've combined all three in this blog.