|I am this excited about marathons!|
But June is an awfully long way away, and although I believe I need the time to get into PR marathon form, I don't particularly want to wait that long to run a marathon, especially since I missed CIM 2018. I just love running marathons! The inaugural Chisholm Trail Marathon on March 24 was one that had been on my radar this past fall, but I thought I'd only do it if I got the 2:45 standard at CIM, because I don't think I can PR there -- I just don't see it being a very large event so I would expect to be time trialing it, much like I did for 20 miles of the Prairie Fire Marathon, plus Kansas weather in March is volatile to say the least. But I am currently in a different situation of not chasing a PR this spring, so I decided to run Chisholm Trail for fun/no time goal, then build from there to Grandma's. There are 13 weeks between races so it works out pretty nicely to take a week off then do a 12 week build that doesn't start from scratch. My training will be targeted at Grandma's, but Chisholm Trail will be a fun little checkpoint.
I also want to go back to CIM on December 8, which fits nicely into this plan.
I'm pretty pumped to get back to marathoning!