I have no idea why, but the act of registering for a race has a way of changing things. I know it. It’s a fact. For this very reason, I don’t usually get far into training without registering the event. In fact, I am usually registered by the time the training begins.
I am already 4 weeks along in the 18 week training plan for the California International Marathon (CIM). It was not until today, however, that I finally made the commitment. I finally made it official; I am running CIM in December. I’ve got 100 days left until race day. I need to buckle down and focus my efforts.
It’s not the first time that I’ve run this race either. This will be my 3rd time, with the last time being last year. The other thing that I did today was that I finally finished and posted my race report from last year. It wasn’t my best race but, despite all of the challenges that day, I learned a lot from it.