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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, "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.

Judith gave the thumbs up without reservation so it was over to 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 4/29/2013 6:09PM

    That race is in my "Races to do" bookmark - I can't wait to hear how you like it. :)

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MOBYCARP 4/27/2013 3:50PM

    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.

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AUNTWILLIE 4/26/2013 9:16PM


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.

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GETSTRONGRRR 4/26/2013 8:58PM

    Good luck brother....enjoy the run!

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