Message Category: Running Tips/ Training Topic: Training between 2 marathons 3 weeks apart
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2 just for the fun of it Barriga 9/9/10 11:08:25 PM ET
In response to the question why 2 marathons so close together - I didn't plan it this way until recently, but then I discovered the opportunity to run the North Face Endurance Challenge trail marathon on Sept 18. My training plan called for a 20 miler that day anyway, so I thought I would go all the way. I would rather participate in both and possibly risk a slower time at Chicago (or even missing Chicago due to an injury from running a trail marathon), then pass up this opportunity. I'm also considering a 3rd marathon, the Tecumseh trail marathon in Bloomington, Indiana, on December 4. I'm far less concerned about my time than I am about the opportunity to go out and have fun.