"Sure, I'm interested."
"Um, you haven't run one marathon yet. Do you really think you can do another one four weeks later?"
"I don't have to race New York, just finish it."
"You might not be living in the US for New York next year. It will be expensive trying to find a hotel, flights, etc now but it's still cheaper than flying half way around the world."
"You are beginning to hurt from Chicago training. Adding another marathon is insane."
"Remember, you're trying to run smarter here. Two marathons in a month might set you back a long way in running health."
"But I want to!!"
Being the good blogger that I am, I figured the smartest thing to do would be ask all of you what you think.
Additional information that's may be relevant in making this decision:
- I need to decide by Monday.
- Going into Chicago Marathon, I am not injured but I am feeling a bit beat up from the training.
- NY won't be a cheap endeavour but it won't send me bankrupt. It would mean only one or two races total in 2014 though.
- One of my running goals for 2014 is a half marathon PR and stretch goal is to go sub 2:00. Ideally I wanted to try this early 2014 as my fastest 2013 times were all pre-April.
On a scale of "Not necessarily smart but do-able" to "Are you out of your mind? No way!!", what do you think?
In the interest of full disclosure, I will probably end up ignoring any feedback that I don't want to hear. But at this point I'm not entirely sure what it is that I do want to hear.