Friday, February 24, 2012

Grand Valley Half Marathon

I just registered for a spring half marathon! May 12th in Palisade, CO (wine country in CO).
This is a tough course so no PR's but I guess it's gorgeous and only $35 entry fee!
So I am 11 weeks out. I really enjoyed training last spring for my (2) half marathons so I am ready!
Long runs on Sunday with the club and Tuesday track workouts start this Tuesday as well. I also plan to lift a day or two a week as well. After a full in January a half should feel easy.

Wine Country, CO

Section of the course...
 This is the description:

The course begins and ends at 4,725ft. On this up-and-back course, you start in the historic city of Palisade and run along the river until the bridge at mile 2. The course then runs along the base of the Grand Mesa for a couple of miles until you hit the orchards and wineries to the turnaround point. For the most part, this course gradually ascends and descends throughout the race. There is a hill on mile 4 that climbs 195 ft. as you ascend a scenic overlook of the Grand Valley, but whatever it takes from you will be returned on mile 8.

Can't wait!!!

Anyone else training for a spring half?


  1. That is a great place! I have ridden there several times but have never run there. Have a great time!

    I am not training for a spring half. I am going to do a 1/2 IM. I might consider a 1/2 marathon in the fall if I am not hurt!

  2. That looks like a beautiful course!

  3. I have a couple spring half marathons (Platte River, CO 1/2 Marathon) but I'm not really "training" for them as I am just using them as some speedwork. The 1/2 you're running looks pretty! What a nice get-away :).

    What track club are you doing on Tuesdays? I think I'm going to start with the Phidippides which is Tuesday nights so was just curious...