29 Sep 2013

Two Marathons in One Week!



And so I'm out of the running for a London Marathon place again! When I found
out I was pretty sad so I automatically began looking for some other
running goal to cheer myself up.
I am already signed up for Rome on 23rd March 2014 so started considering
running Madrid marathon again as that's in April. Then I realised that if I also
run Copenhagen in May I would have run 3 marathons in 3 months which will
mean I can become a Marathon Maniac!

There were two problems with this idea though; 1: I've already run Madrid and,
even though I loved it, I'd like to run somewhere else, 2: I've run Copenhagen
marathon twice now and really I'm not that interested in running it again! I only
did it the second time because I got a free race number.



So I started thinking about what other marathons I wanted to run. While I'm doing
this my older son is watching TV and sees a Barcelona football advert. He shouts
'Barcelona' at the TV and I type Barcelona marathon into google.
I can see it's on 16th March 2014, only one week before Rome. I really like the idea of
running two marathons one after the other. But it's not just two marathons, it's two
that have been on my bucketlist for a REALLY long time. My husband says it's fine for
me to be away for two weekends in a row and I'll just travel out on the Saturdays and
back on the Mondays.


So I sign up for Barcelona marathon 2014!!!

I am very excited about this challenge and know that I have to prepare and train
properly this time. My plan is to train for a 4:30 Barcelona marathon and then run
it in 5 hours. This way I won't be working myself to the limit and should have a nice
easy time in Barcelona.
My plan for Rome is and always has been to treat it like a tourist run around the city
with my camera so I don't care if this takes me 6 hours to finish :-)


Because I will be running two marathons so close together I can still join the Marathon
Maniacs!!

What have I got myself into this time :-)

4 comments:

  1. You're a Marathon Maniac!!...Two Marathons in one week... Menuda locura ;-)

    Barcelona is a fantastic race... En mi opinión es una Maratón muchísimo más recomendable que Madrid o Valencia.... Más público, mejor organizada y con un recorrido inmejorable

    Un fuerte abrazo

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    1. I'm really looking forward to my new challenge and can't wait to run Barcelona and Rome :-)

      I loved Madrid and Valencia so it seems like I'm going to love Barcelona even more!!

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  2. I'm also signed up for the Rome marathon! Can't wait to read how your training goes. I'm not a marathon maniac yet but I am a half fanatic! It's so fun seeing other fanatics and maniacs at races!

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    1. I never knew of the half fanatics until now. I've just checked out their site. Maybe we should meet up in Rome? I always seem to make some really good friends through my blog :-)

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