Yesterday I registered for the Vancouver Marathon 2009 (May 3), just before December 15 to take advantage of the early registration fee. (There is a 5.5% fee to pay online.)
I've run this course once before and I am hoping that this year's experience will be very different.
The actual course is OK - mildly undulating so on paper it should be a relatively fast one. In practice I found it hard to get into a good rhythm last year but, again, I hope it was mostly me and not the course.
My training for this race will start in earnest in about two weeks and I am excited!
It includes five 3-hour runs (if all goes well) - the most I've done.
I've been trying to include weight training for a year or more. But I keep putting it off - let's see if I can get it together for this marathon!