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.
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.