|My attire for Sunday's marathon - the singlet on the left... and the tutu!|
This year, I want to go race this course. It was actually my PR marathon until April, and it's a course I like. I know where the hills are, the last 6 miles downhill plays to one of my few strengths as a runner, and I know I have gotten stronger since my last race in April, especially now that my iron deficiency that developed in May & June has been fixed.
However, I'm training for my first 50 miler in just 6 weeks. I have no taper going into Sunday's run and I've hit my highest weekly mileages ever with this being my second week over 50 miles. So when fellow SF Marathon Ambassador Lauren (@RunningLaur) said she was thinking about running the full marathon with our friend and fellow SF Marathon Ambassador Peter (@RussianBear), both of them in tutus again this year, and maybe we could run together, and of course I'd have a matching tutu, I asked my coach, "Race or run 26.2?"
|San Francisco Marathon 2011 - Marshall Ulrich, Lauren, Peter|
The part of Marshall Ulrich this year will be played by me. ;-)
|Had to try it on right when it arrived in the mail! My 4 year old's bad photographer skills at work here|