MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: DAVID HANSEN (MAY BE) RUNNING THE 2012 CLEVELAND MARATHON!!!
Why equivocate? Because my wife loves me and cares about me and knows I have a lot to accomplish this winter/spring and that aspiring the run my second marathon may be asking too much of myself.
It is true. I have to manage the outreach tour, act in a 90 minute two-hander, and conceptualize and prepare to direct King Henry VIII.
However, I did successfully manage Fall residency rehearsals and simultaneously direct a production of Hamlet while training for the 2006 NYC Marathon. But I was only 38 and honestly, it almost killed me. It is the very fact that this is my second marathon that makes me gun-shy, remembering how challenging the first was.
On the other hand (we can go back and forth like this all afternoon, and I have editing to do) I barely knew what I was doing five and a half years ago, I am better prepared, mentally and physically, to handle this. No shin splints, no wondering why I feel the way I feel and what to do about it, I know.
Cherry Bomb - The Runaways
Turn The Beat Around - Vicki Sue Robinson
Brand New Arkansas Traveler/Skinny - Alex Bevan
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
Somebody To Love - Queen
I missed most of the early-bird registration opportunities, if I want in I would need to sign up by February 29 for it to cost $90, it will jump to $100 after that. If I were to RUN THE CLEVELAND MARATHON (MAYBE) I will need to accomplish the following goals:
Get a new pair of shoes.I have chosen a training schedule which is more challenging than the last, but not by much. Increasingly longer runs on Saturdays, that's it. I will need to plan those as best not to cramp my family's needs.
Stop eating any processed snack chips.
Lose between ten and fifteen pounds.
Have a water bottle with me at all times.
Play more. Facebook less.
Anyone who knows me, or saw the show, knows I like to badmouth The Cleveland. The the fact is, they have heard me, and they have made changes according to my desires, and for that I am grateful to them. The Tremont leg is a fabulous addition, and they broke up the Chester slog. I think I owe it to them, having satisfied me, to give the Full Cleveland a shot.
Sounds like I have already made the commitment. But believe me, I haven't.
Training begins Tuesday. I think.
Week 0 Total: 8 miles
Distance: 2 miles
Weight: 182 lbs.
Climate: Patchy pavement - some sweetheart plowed at the way up Mayfield from Newbury to Forest Hills Blvd!