IF YOU WANT TO RUN THE NYC MARATHON, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES, GIVE ME A SHOUT!
In other news… I’m heading to Philadelphia tomorrow to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon on Sunday. This was one of my favorite races last year—had such a fun weekend involving, but not limited to, the requisite post-race cheesesteaks and night-before beers outside by a fire!
Beers + Mizzou koozies + fire = awesomeness. Obvs.
Last year I PR’d with 1:39. THEN I discovered that my time was only two minutes above the women’s cutoff to qualify for guaranteed entry to the NYC Marathon. Race weekend was so fun, I knew we’d come back this year. So I decided I’d train hard, whittle off two minutes, and not have to mess with the 9+1 qualifying crap again. I was super-jazzed about that.
And then I was super-annoyed when NYRR decided to tighten the qualifying times this year—and dropped the women’s half marathon qualifier from 1:37 to 1:27. TEN MINUTES?! So I guess that isn’t going to happen.
I have no clue what kind of pace I’m going to try to run on Sunday yet. The new 1:27 cutoff, paired with my recent Achilles soreness and resulting low mileage for a few weeks makes me really not care about trying to PR. I might just take it easy and have fun. But maybe I’ll drink enough beers by a fire tomorrow night that I get lots of carbs that give me lots of energy and I go crazy come race time! We shall see…