I wrote a post this morning and Ecto (my blogging software) ate it, which is fun.
I also wrote a post for work about how I took an hour off my marathon time. I’m really proud of both accomplishing that, and the post. And I talked to my buddy Mr. Bart Yasso for the piece, too. Go read it.
We’re about 2.5 weeks post-marathon, and my credit card has gotten the best workout of all.
I tried really hard after the marathon to not sign up for more races. I really did. I gave myself a good week…
And then I just couldn’t help it.
I have entered so many lotteries that I better buy a lottery ticket to pay for all of them if I get in.
I’ve also verbally committed to friends (and just need to put credit card number to screen) for some more races. I just need to put a bib on and go. I love races.
Here are the start lines I plan to toe soon:
Dick Meighan 5K (aka Turkey Trot)
I ran this one last year, and it’s just a solid little local 5K in Upper Saddle River, NJ.
I ran this one in 2011, and it’s totally worth the running the hills and hacking a lung up in the cold to say you ran with bells on.
I hate this race. I ran it in 2009 and 2010, and both years, I ran way slower than any other race I’d run around then. My PR pace for that race was a 10:26. My marathon PR pace is a 9:01. So…yeah. I think a PR just might be possible here? But I hate the race…
This is the same weekend, so I likely won’t do both, but this one sounds fun. Let’s be real, were it not for the whole PR thing, I would just do this one and not even consider that damn 15K, but…
I ran this race in 2010 and 2011 and loved it. Then, it became way more popular and more expensive, and I got disillusioned and started running the D.C. Half instead, but let’s be real: running through a closed-down Times Square is magical.
Last night at #runnerhappyhour, Abby turned to me and asked if I wanted to do the lottery for this. I guess they have a team option, where you either all get in or none of you get in. “Sure,” I said, putting as much thought into it as if she’d asked me if I wanted another drink. Obviously the answer is yes to both questions. I’ve always wanted to run this race but never wanted to deal with the lottery. Also, my current 10-miler PR pace is 8:58. Again, given my marathon PR, I think I’ve got this one.
This race is expensive and crowded…but I hear it’s fun.
I think I have enough races on my mind right now to keep me occupied.
What races are you signed up for/in lotteries for? How long do you give your credit card a break for after your goal race is over and you want to sign up for all the races?