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Once upon a time, way back in the cold of February, I registered for the Mushroom Cap Half Marathon in Kennett Square, PA.
My dear friends, Rachel and Katie also registered and we were excited for our (affectionately dubbed) Meatball Road Trip 2019. You might remember Meatball Road Trips from years past!
We had a late start to spring, summer showed up in a hurry, and before I knew it, it was SeptemberOctober. I’ve been consistent with running and cross-training but not following any particular training plan. More-so, I’ve been doing what’s comfortable mileage wise and pace wise. My focus is feeling good during runs… and I HAVE.
My longer training runs have been landing between 4-6 miles. I have a 10k in Atlantic City next week and I think I’ve been focusing more on that than the 13.1 lurking just a few weeks later.
Can I push through a half marathon? Yes, I know that I can. But I’m trying to run smart and pushing through 13.1 miles isn’t smart.
Earlier this week we received a check-in email from the Mushroom Cap Half race management which said the following:
If you had planned to run the half marathon but life got in the way of training or maybe your running more that you ever imagined and want to tackle the half, you can transfer your registration between events.
Do you picture me nodding my head at all of this? YES, YES, and more YES!
I knew Rachel wasn’t feeling the half marathon distance either so I ran the idea of switching to the relay option by her. We both jumped on RunSignUp. Rachel created the team and transferred her registration. I transferred mine and now we are officially the Meatball Mullet Crew!
I’ve never done a half marathon relay before so I’m really looking forward to the experience. I feel a lot more confident taking on the shorter distance and while I’m bummed that we won’t be running together, I know Rachel will be waiting for me at the exchange.
Haven’t registered yet? Let’s make sure you save some money when you do – use code “BRMushroom19” for $10 off!
Have you ever done a half marathon relay before? Any tips for me?
Have fun with the relay!! Sounds like a smart choice.
I don’t know why I didn’t see this comment before, Vanessa! Apologies! The relay was 100 percent the smart choice – great race but very challenging. This flat lander was a little thrown. 😉