3 Things Thursday: Race Announcements
|July 29, 2010||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
1. What does champagne + fine stemware + New York + fab friends equal?
Answer: <strike>the party of the year</strike> my fall marathon!!
I am officially registered for the Wineglass Marathon in Corning, NY. It is rumored to be flat, FAST and awesome. Plus you get champagne at the finish. Which in my book closely rivals a finishers pint glass as the best race amenity EVER.
As an added bonus, this awesome chick (and her husband), my madre and my running friend from DC are all also toeing the start line on October 3rd. (26.2 mile partttyyy!) Anyone else out there racing this? (Or have raced before? I'd love to hear your stories!)
2. I am bailing on my August half ironman due to the above race announcement. I have been training my ass off for my fall marathon and I have some big goals (TBA soon) that I want to achieve at the race. I completely backed off my one marathon a month pace after PRing at Boston and I'm ready to smash my PR out of the water. I don't want a half ironman 6 weeks out from race day to screw anything up. I will have the opportunity in November to crush my half iron PR and I can wait until then. The next two months are about M Day.
3. Instead of racing the half IM, I am going to race a half marathon next weekend. After hitting a 1:36 at VCM, I know I am capable of qualifying for an entry to the 2011 NYC Marathon. Obviously I want to do this. So next weekend, I am going to attempt to go sub 1:37 and get that slot for next November. The race of choice? 13.1 miles in Tacoma, WA. Anyone out there raced this course before? I'd love some intel.
Have you ever bailed on a "B" (or C or D) race so you can just KILL IT at your A race?
I still have a really, really awesome race announcement to make. Stay tuned…