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Friday, April 26, 2013

I just read about the May 19th Pocono Mountain Run For The Red Marathon last night. It's about a two hour drive from my home.

The thing about this one is that according to About.com, "The course begins at roughly 1946 feet above sea level — the highest point on the 26.2-mile route. From there, it's smooth sailing down the mountain, where you'll finish at an elevation of 400 feet."

The race is a Boston qualifier. For my age group that would mean I could get in next year's Boston Marathon by knocking 65 minutes off my messing around here time. With gravity and race excitement on my side, I just might be able to do it.
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Judith gave the thumbs up without reservation so it was over to Active.com to register. I was going to say there's no downside, but actually the whole course is on a downside.

I'm doing the Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon on May 5th. Then I'll have a week to carb up and taper.
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  • ZIRCADIA
    That race is in my "Races to do" bookmark - I can't wait to hear how you like it. :)
    1489 days ago
  • MOBYCARP
    Less than a month, and you just decide to enter. I'm impressed. When healthy, I might do that with a 10K. I can imagine being in shape to do that with a half. But a marathon? Wow. Just wow.
    1491 days ago
  • AUNTWILLIE
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    Sounds amazing! Will your shins take all that downhill stuff without yelling at you? Well, you're tough. You'll have a great time, and you'll qualify for Boston with months to spare!
    I think you're terrific. If I were a few thousand miles closer I'd come stand with your wife and cheer for you. As it is, I'll be cheering from the other edge of the continent.
    1492 days ago
  • GETSTRONGRRR
    Good luck brother....enjoy the run!
    1492 days ago
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