The Scenario: Both planning their first full marathon
The Background: FauxRunner is obsessive about running(like anything else she tries); has been faithfully running and training since starting a year ago, and building up endurance in her own slow pace to make sure her body can handle the stress.
The husband is a runner from heart. Doesn’t think about time, pace, races or anything (mid-run fuel included!). Just runs. Has been running since 2005, although it took the FauxRunner to push him to register for his first 10k (Peachtree) and his first 13.1(Silver Comet).
The Catch: The kids (2 & 4) need supervision while the parents are off training. There is no option for grandparents or babysitters (too expensive!) to watch the kids.
|The Chicago Marathon – Oct 9|
|The Marine Corps Marathon – Oct 30|
|Savannah Half Marathon – Nov 5|
- Faux Runner does a Fall Marathon & Savannah Half. The husband does a Summer/Winter Marathon(Anchorage/San Diego; Disney/ING Miami). – Seems like the best bet, but is the Faux Runner ready to go the distance? Will the Husband wait until spring; is he truly ready for a summer?
- Faux Runner does a Fall Marathon & Savannah Half. The husband does Savannah Full Marathon. And we get a babysitter to come with us (add an expense of atleast $200); or there are enough friends cheering on who will look after the kids for a few hours. – The Faux Runner will feel guilty about not cheering the husband during the first 3 hours of his about 4:45 finish full?
- The husband does a Fall Marathon. FauxRunner does the Savannah Half and waits until Spring for her first full (26.2 with Donna in Jacksonville) – Gosh … that seems like a long time away.