Sunday, November 29, 2009

On the clock

The Western States lottery is in 6 days. I have an 18% chance of getting in. It would be very cool to make it as this was one of my "bucket list" items, but if I don't I don't. I have also been waiting for December 5th to decide on which marathon to run. Originally it was going to be the day I signed up for Boston....but it closed in record time. The economics of Boston prevent them from making the qualifying standards tougher (which they should to). I will just have to enter next year on the first day of registration. Anyway my choices are down to two different marathons. I will more than likely run the National Marathon in DC. I ran the half two years ago and enjoyed the course. Jo and I can stay with Dave and Liz as well which makes it nice. Liz is a rising star in Washington. Maybe one day I can run this marathon and bunk at the White House! My backup plan is the Flying Pig in Cincinnati. I will make my final decision on the 5th.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Plan B

Well I sat on my rear end and thought I could sign up for Boston in December. WRONG! It sold out in record time! I will keep my eyes open on any opportunity to jump in....but I will now have to find a plan B. I would like a destination type marathon for Jo and I to get away. Any suggestions?

Club XC Nationals is in a month. I will most likely be slow at that race. I really am not motivated to race well as much as I am to just participate.

December 5th is a big day. The Western States 100 lottery drawing is that day. 1,600 applicants vying for 300 spots. Fat chance I will get in. If not an ultra may be out for 2010.

John N is getting the Hood to Coast team together. I would like to be in top shape for that.

Blog updates have slowed down due to this thing called Facebook. Instant gratification always wins.


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