Friday, January 18, 2013
I got this email today -
The Rock 'n' Roll Pittsburgh Time Limit has Changed
Thank you for committing early to participate in the 2013 Rock 'n' Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Due to strict road reopening regulations in the city of Pittsburgh, the half marathon time limit has changed to 3 hours and 30 minutes. Because you registered with a predicted finish time of 3:30 or more we would like to extend two different options which are outlined below.
1. Adjust your predicted finish time. If you feel confident you can finish in 3:30 (16:02 per mile) or less, you can change your predicted finish time. Please keep in mind that if you fall behind this pace, you will be required to board a sag wagon to move forward on the course.
2. Receive a full refund of your entry fee.
Please complete the online form by Friday, February 1st to change your predicted finish time or request a refund. If you registered with a predicted finish time of 3:30 and this will not change, no further action is required.
Thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you at the start line of the Inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon.
A lot has changed since I registered, as in I have gained weight and am out of shape. There is no way I can walk that fast, or even close, right now. I do have over six months to get ready, though.
The money is long-spent. Do I stay in and use this as a motivational goal? Is there shame in having to ride the sag wagon (just the name makes it seem so to me)? Do I just take to the sidewalks and finish the race, no matter how long it takes? (I am not sure that is an option as I don't know what the course is.)
What would you do?