Have I Gone 1/2 Marathon Crazy (or Just Plain Crazy)?

It seems like only a few weeks ago that I finished my first 1/2 marathon (ok, maybe that’s because it really only was a few weeks ago). And I previously talked about the fact that I’ll be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon in Las Vegas in December (also known as the #mizboorun on Twitter).

Well, I went and did it again – I signed up for another 1/2 marathon at the end of October.

But really, how could I not sign up for a race that looks as awesome as this?

The idea of a zombie-themed 1/2 marathon was just too good for me to pass up! Plus, I figure it will be a good way for me to make sure that I keep up with my training so I can really rock it out of the park in Vegas!

One thing that’s interesting to note about the difference between the Vegas race and this one, is that the registration for Vegas was $145, and the registration for the zombie race – $25. That’s just how we roll in Alaska 🙂

Even after running just one 1/2 marathon, I can already tell that I really like running that distance for a race. I know that a full marathon is definitely in my future, but that’s a much more difficult and time consuming race to train for, especially while trying to balance family life. For a while I thought very seriously about running the full marathon in Vegas, but ultimately decided against it. Primarily because I’m not sure how well training is going to go for me during the winter up here. Running outside is simply not an option most of the winter. We do have a treadmill at home, but I have my doubts about how well that really approximates running outside, and how well I would be able to run a race where my training was done almost entirely indoors on a treadmill.

Instead, I’ve set my sights on a full marathon here in Anchorage next June. For the time being, I’ll enjoy being a 1/2 marathon maniac!

Now I just have to come up with a good costume 🙂

12 thoughts on “Have I Gone 1/2 Marathon Crazy (or Just Plain Crazy)?

  1. Good on ya! I’ve heard running is addictive. I’m just a C25K’er at the moment but I can see how easy it is to be bitten by the bug.

    Can’t wait to hear the details the rest of your running adventures.

  2. Nice your in Alaska. I would love to come to that place. Im currently in Newfoundland, but from New Zealand.

  3. 1/2’s are great races and very respectable distances. And Zombies – Oh hell yeah!

  4. Hey, there are MUCH worse things to get addicted to, you know? I think it’ll be a lot of fun–especially this Zombie 1/2…how awesome!

  5. A zombie themed 1/2?!

    How could you NOT sign up for it?!? I bet I will be a lot of fun. 🙂

    Also, I’m quite jealous I won’t be joining everyone for the Vegas 1/2. I’m a balla on a budget. Haha.

  6. OMG that looks like so much fun! I heard about it on a radio station that I was streaming from Ohio, of all places. They were talking about that race. So cool!

  7. Dude, that is the coolest concept ever. We have a Halloween Hustle here in Bowling Green, but you aren’t running for your life from zombies. Man, I want to fly to Alaska and take part in that myself. (You need to read the Zombie Survival Guide beforehand, just in case. 🙂

  8. I’m jealous of Alaskan race fees. I am not jealous of your produce prices, though. I can’t wait to see your race day costume!

  9. That just looks awesome!! I’d be tempted but I’m not sure I can pull off a half marathon by then. I’m just now running for 30 minutes at a time. Maybe next year. lol Good luck with the costume!

  10. Hey Brandon – just stumbled upon your blog after reading a post over at Get Fit Slowly…

    Congrats on the (cheap) race registration! I just bit the bullet and registered for my first-ever race that also has a Halloween-ish theme, the Run Like Hell 5K in Atlanta…it actually takes place inside a local, historic cemetery, so I thought that’d be an interesting way to acclimate myself to racing.

    Anyway, looking forward to seeing how you do. Take care and best of luck to you.


  11. That zombie 1/2 is gonna rock!

  12. uh wow.

    ALL OF IT.
    right down to your addiction to the RUN.

    see you in vegas 🙂

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