Hi Pastafarian, Thanks for your musing on my SparkBlog. I had pretty much the same thoughts, but there have been a lot of races in these series and there must not have been a great problem or there would have been some adjustment.
I would say the key words in my blog were "some limitations" and "probably" making it clear that I was guessing. It all depends on how you define limitations. Having been 50 lbs. heavier than I am now I would say that that alone was a significant limitation for me and I suspect it is for many. I was not just talking about recognized disabilities. Any health condition that affects fitness or mental health comes to mind, incl. diabetes, heart disease, severe auto-immune diseases, depression, arthritis, lung diseases, addictions etc.
PF, thanks for stopping by my blog posts with your input. I am humbled by your comments. Your blogs are very insightful, helpful and interesting. I enjoy the experiences you share. Thanks for the link to your theory of analyzing a new race. Very helpful.
Do you mentor or train runners? You list of events is very impressive. I really love the 10K race distance, and use 5K's as part of my training, and I am so eager to do a HM, now that my 10K was such a success.
I do not find any 10M in my area, but will have to look out for this if I am to do another HM in the fall of 2014. I love to race since it really motivates me to get out and train (I dig the analytical part of training, fitness, and personal best).
You are inspiring, and I have subscribed to your blog, and plan on reading more in your archive.
Thanks for the comment on my blog and correcting such a minor spelling error that I did not catch. I am getting older and my eyes are having a tough time. I apologize for my error,. and thank you for letting me know about it.