I’ve decided to hold off a while on a full marathon. Work is getting busier, the holidays are coming and I’ve picked up some more consulting jobs on the side. The thoughts of adding the training requirements for a marathon to that schedule are a little too much.

However, that doesn’t mean that I’m going to quit training or long Sunday runs.

Rick, Keith and I (and Kevin if we can talk him into it) are planning to run the Boston Prep 16 Miler in Derry, NH on January 21. The course is defined as moderately challenging with a good number of hills. With those hills in mind, we’re heading back to the Service Road tomorrow for a 90-minute run. This will be my longest run since the marathon and I can’t wait. I’ve been running mostly 3 and 5 miles for the past couple of weeks and I’ve found that I need to stretch the legs out a little bit more. After each run I’ve been left with the feeling that I could and should have done more.