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A change of course: Loch Ness, again

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: stubborn, sports, running, ocd, happy, goals, ego, crazy, celebrations

After two failed attempts to run a full marathon in 2013, I decided that I would run only half marathons in 2014 to work on my time for “shorter races”. Yes, I was adamant that 2014 would be a year of halfs and that I wouldn’t run another full until 2015.

But today was the deadline for the Loch Ness Marathon and I couldn’t resist it. (I was ever-so-slightly prodded by a friend.)

And that means I will be running the Loch Ness Marathon again. Which also means you get the enjoyment of reading about my training. (Yay!)

For those counting Loch Nesses, I ran my first one in 2011 (in memory of Paul) followed by a second running in 2012. I was registered to run in 2013 but visa glitches meant I had to return to the States for a bit, missing the race.

For those counting “other” races, you can find the various running-related posts here or a photo gallery of races here.

And for those wondering what my 2014 race calendar looks like now, here it is:

I guess I should kick up my training a bit now ...

Comments

Glad to see Beat Beethoven on your list!  I wish I could be there for this one, too.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy it and be sure to look out for that gal who was dressed so colorfully!

by Mom at 11:51pm (GMT) on July 1st, 2014

Yeah, I’m looking forward to Beat Beethoven. It’s an easy race and quite a lot of fun. I think I’ve got a Stirling-based friend (and her sister) talked into joining me for it and I’ll try to rope in a few others, too. Just for the fun of it!

by Just Frances at 9:05am (GMT) on July 2nd, 2014

Well, I gathered that the Beat Beethoven is all about the fun of it!  Some of the costumes were great!  And so many people with their dogs, too.  I know you’ll enjoy every minute of it!

by Mom at 6:26pm (GMT) on July 2nd, 2014

I’m just hoping I manage to enjoy the marathon! What kind of a mad woman signs up for a marathon in 12 weeks’ time without any training?! (Oh yeah, this kind of mad woman ...)

by Just Frances at 3:10pm (GMT) on July 3rd, 2014

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two failed attempts to run a full marathon in 2013, I decided that I would run only half marathons in 2014 to work on my time for “shorter races”. Yes, I was adamant that 2014 would be a year of halfs and that I wouldn’t run another full until 2015.”>