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End of the World Running Update

Posted Thursday, December 20th, 2012 02:10 pm GMT -6 in Marathons, Running

The Mayans say it won’t matter, but the New York Road Runners finally decided what they are going to do about the cancelled marathon. When I saw the option headers, I thought they were going to do exactly what I was hoping. Reading further, though, the guaranteed entry option for 2013, 2014 or 2015 requires full payment (again), instead of a free entry (or a reduced entry fee).

I was initially disappointed in this, but I think the refund option is the way to go. $255 for a guaranteed spot is just too high – I will take the refund and continue to pay the $11 fee to enter the lottery until I get picked again, whenever that may be.

As for my current running plans, I have a January marathon coming up very soon that I’m not really prepared for 100%. After New York, my mileage dropped way off, primary because I’m a cold weather wimp. I will get in a longer outdoor run in Minneapolis this weekend, though, come hell or high water (insert Mayan joke here).

My bib number for this next race is 1216, which puts me in corral “A” right behind the elites. There are eight corrals, so I’m not sure why they keep putting me there. A few of you know which race this is, but I’m keeping it a secret for now.

The run log sits at 1107.1 miles for 2012, a new personal best. Given the injury issues I had, I’m pretty happy with that number. My knee is much better since the new shoes, but the heel pain still lingers. Hoping for better health in 2013…

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

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