Ducks In A Row:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I know what I'll be doing this October. So now the question is: How well will I be doing it. I will be running three marathons. Race registrations are paid; hotel reservations are made; day after adventures are planned; and Judith is on board.
I was waiting to see how I made out in the Marine Corps Marathon registration lottery before I dropped the hammer on all this, but now it's written in stone. I've crept up to 185 lbs. and I feel pretty good at that weight, but I have six months to work on this and I plan to weigh thirty lbs. less by the Wineglass Marathon in Corning, NY on October 4th. Next will be the Empire State Marathon in Syracuse on the 18th and the MCM in and around D.C. on the 25th. On May 17th, I will be running a mostly downhill marathon in Stroudsburg PA. I've Done this before in 4 hours 43 minutes two years ago and in 5 hours 5 minutes last year. I'm hoping to have my best time this year and use it as a baseline for the fall. To tell the truth, that looks a little iffy.
Anyway, that's my plan and I'm going to put a lot of effort into carrying it out at a level that will neither embarrass nor injure me. If things start to look good, I may look for a another race to fill in that second weekend in October.