In Which Jenn Goes After Marathon #10

Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

This Saturday, I embark upon a historic milestone: my tenth marathon. 

“OMG, how did you get there???” you ask? Well…

  1. Marine Corps Marathon, October 2014

  2. WDW Marathon, January 2015

  3. Marine Corps Marathon, October 2015

  4. WDW Marathon, January 2016

  5. Marine Corps Marathon, October 2016 

  6. WDW Marathon, January 2017 

  7. Rock ‘n Roll Marathon DC, March 2017

  8. Baltimore Marathon, October 2017

  9. Walt Disney World Marathon, January 2018

“Damn, you need to branch out more,” you say? Your wish is my command: I’m heading down to NC for the Wrightsville Beach Marathon. I hear the course is flat and fast, and my dad can drive me to the start line, which is another perk I look for in a race.

Some interesting (and dare I say heartening?) coincidences here. The weather forecast for Wrightsville Beach calls for a high of 66, which sounds lovely. Except the race starts before 7am, and when I look at the hourly I’ll probably be starting with temps in the upper 40s and maaaaybe finish in the low low 60s if I’m very lucky. 

I’m a warm weather girl, but these temperatures aren’t too far off from what I experienced during my last WDW Marathon… when I PR’d HARD.

Also? My bib number is exactly the same as it was for last year’s Parks Half Marathon… in which I PR’d for the half.

So. My IT Band has been behaving lately. I felt strong and capable during my 17 miler. I have good omens on my side. Am I looking at a really great race?!

Probably not, now that I’ve suggested it. Dammit, why did I have to take up blogging?

Oh well. Wish me luck! 

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