Eugene -- Full or Half? (really quick)
So I've just committed to going to Eugene next April. I was initially just thinking I should/would run the half and mostly because I had myself convinced I wouldn't run another marathon so soon after CIM and that I'd probably just run that again next year. I want to work on stamina and speed and things like that.
But....I got to thinking. Traveling for a half seems silly since there are about a million right around me. And the girls I'm going with are running the full so I might feel left out (heh) (of course they might appreciate the built in cheering section). I was planning on keeping my miles high(ish) (for me anyway) over the course of the next few months (working on that ever elusive speedy for me half) and I wouldn't have to start really long runs until late Feb/early March so I'd still get a bit of a break in having my Saturdays consumed by 20 milers. I also seem to have recovered nicely from CIM -- last week I ran 3 miles on Friday and 4 on Saturday -- all very easy miles and other than a little stiffness on Friday, I was fine. Then I ran 4 miles again this morning and was totally fine and felt wonderful.
So what to do, what to do?