My approach to the Richmond Marathon just took a turn that I think it needs: a tune-up race. Three weeks before Richmond is the Runner's World Half Marathon. When I saw this race earlier this year I was intrigued by it. I knew, though, that I'd have to work around the timing of it.
After thinking a lot about it and then working behind the scenes with Bart Yasso of Runner's World, I am happy to announce that #RunChat is now an official part of that race weekend. And yes, that means I'll be running the race.
As for my training plans, it's time to plot out my long runs carefully over the next couple of months to first get in the right mileage for Richmond and then to get to this starting line with a reasonable goal that will benefit my marathon 3 weeks later.