I was scrolling along, minding my business (well not really since I was on Facebook and everyone’s business is on there) when I saw a link to the “2014 Santa Clara Half Marathon & Faithful 5K.”
I clicked some more and read:
The Inaugural Santa Clara ‘Red & Gold’ Half Marathon & Faithful 5K is scheduled for December 14, 2014 in Santa Clara. Join thousands of runners and faithful Niner fans to celebrate one of the greatest football teams in history! Our gridiron themed finish zone will provide a unique game day experience as you complete the race with friends, family, and fans cheering for you!
Registration Includes: A red & gold football jersey inspired tech shirt, a golden football helmet medal designed for champions + an official finishers certificate, chip timing and results, recovery refreshments, free photos, and an amazing running experience.
Say what?! Number one, I’m a die-hard 49ers fan so I already know that I will be involved with this race in some capacity. However, I just can’t decide which option I will be picking. And number two, Levi’s Stadium is like literally in my backyard; it took about 5 minutes to get there when I checked out my 49ers new digs with my family last weekend. Now, here’s my question…
Should I run a 5k again or go for the half marathon?! I wish that there was something in between like an 8 or 10 mile run, but nope. I have two options and I’ve got to pick one. I’ve been debating this for weekssss. Can I survive a half marathon? Will I pass out or just start crying midway? I don’t even like running, but I have the urge to challenge myself and try something that I never imagined I could do.
Since I’ve been doing some research, I also explored more capabilities of my Nike Running app and discovered that there is a training program on there!:
I have some more time to completely make up my mind since training will begin on September 22; in the meantime, I’m supposed to try running 5 miles a week, which hasn’t been too tough. Also, my sister has committed to doing the 5k portion and my bf says he’ll totally run the half with me so at least I’ll have a partner. I’m leaning toward YES today 🙂
Thoughts? Comments? Have any of you guys run a half marathon? Please share!