SeaWheeze Half Marathon – Vancouver, Here I Come!

2013 is the year I will run my first half marathon!

Back in January, I spontaneously signed up for the Lululemon SeaWheeze Half in Vancouver, BC. I heard about it last year and thought it sounded fun, and this year when I found out it was open for registration, I just signed up, almost without really thinking about it. And then I tried recruiting people to go with me, which was an epic failure and then a week or so later it sold out. So while I was a little disappointed that I won’t be running with a friend, and it would be super fun to have a training buddy, if I waited around for someone to say “yes!” to things, there’s a lot of cool adventures I would have missed thus far in my life. So to hell with you people (I kid, I kid) – I’m running a half alone (well not alone, I’m trying to think of it like travel – you might be solo, but you’re never alone)!

Also, instead of a finisher’s shirt, you get training shorts. Plaid + the Lululemon Speed Shorts? It doesn’t get better than this, people! ;)

lulu

Although I’ve been ramping back up to running for the past three months (previous IT band issues so I decided to do the Couch to 5k program first this time), the first “official” week of training started this week. And I’m loving the revamped SeaWheeze training app.

SeaWheeze training

10 weeks to go – this summer is going to fly by!

Have you done a half or a marathon? Any training tips?

2 Comments

  • I ran my first (and last) marathon November 2011. It’s the accomplishment I’m most proud of but I really hate running so it’s just not for me. I did the Galloway Program, which is a walk/run program and it was great to run with a group of people. I wouldn’t have been able to do it if I didn’t have a support group with me so that’s awesome you’re doing it alone! And you’re right; you can’t wait for others to get on board all the time! Good luck!

  • NOTE TO RACE ORGANIZERS….we want these shorts. I love those shorts. They are so cute.

    Yeah, I’m slowly getting away from people running with me. It sucks.

    But good luck on your half. It’s so much fun and take in the moment.