Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Sacramento Shamrock'n

So excited for this Sunday! The Shamrock'n Half Marathon was my first race ever (back in 2008 it had a 5k alongside the half)  and as such it means a lot to me. It's only been 2 years and since then I've gone from doing 5ks to 10ks to Half Marathons to my first 26.2 . I love looking back on this race and seeing how far I have come not only in running, but in life!

Some other reasons I'm excited for this race:
  • First race of the year 
  • First race since California International Marathon
  • First race for my friend @jkpiccolo !
  • Halfway point in training (approx) for the San Francisco Marathon
  • A fun race in my hometown
  • Daylight Saving Time is a bumout, but heralds the beginning of spring!
Last year I almost ran this race but because I am a poor planner I didn't give myself enough training time.
At the urging of my wife I decided to wait, and did the American River Parkway as my first half. Which was a disaster but that's a whole nother poster! If I don't PR Sunday I'm not going to beat myself up but I am going to enjoy pushing myself to see just what I've got.

Race day is unlike any training day. There's just something about going out with a huge mass of humanity all pursuing a common goal, the adrenalin surge is hard to describe. It's as perfect of a day to really see where your training has taken you, and I'm excited to see!
Good luck to everyone running!
A shout out to the following folks who are going for it

@cynlambert ,
and my boy! @steverheams


  1. You're going to rock the Shamrock!
    We should try to have a tweetup somehow. (Look for long, curly, red hair under a black Adidas visor and a blue Chicago Marathon t-shirt. That's the current plan, anyway.)

  2. So, how was the race? Shamrock'n currently holds my half PR - I wish I was able to have done it again this year.

  3. 任何你憂慮的事,你都應該去採取一點行動,不要只是在那邊想 ..................................................