Monday, May 5, 2008

updated race schedule

i posted my revised racing schedule through july this morning. a business trip planned for the first week of june was postponed. that unanticipated change let me add two events to the schedule: first, i joined a team for the "need for speed" relay - which runs from bear mountain, across westchester county, and finishes in new rochelle. second, now i can revisit the nipmuck trail marathon and, hopefully, run it in drier conditions!

as i mentioned yesterday, while i'm leaning toward the laurel highlands 70.5 mile ultra, i may switch to the unisphere 100k. either race would be a new event for me. but traveling to maine for the pineland farms trail challenge 2 weeks before laurel highlands makes the short drive to queens for the unisphere 100k a more attractive option. there's still time to finalize those plans.

a race that i'm looking forward to is the putnam county classic, an 8 mile road race on the 4th of july. organized by the taconic road runners, it's emmy's debut as a race director. anyone within driving distance of mahopac, put this race your summer race schedule! another race directed by a good friend is the lightfoot mother's day 10k in norwalk this weekend. if you're near norwalk, consider joining us for this great race. it's a great way to burn off, in advance, the calories sure to be consumed at mother's day meals that afternoon!

two nyrr events are this month: the healthy kidney 10k and the aha wall street run, 5k. the wall street 5k, minutes from my office in downtown manhattan, will be my 7th scored race of the 9 needed for guaranteed entry for the 2009 nyc marathon. the 2008 nyc marathon will be race number 8, so then i'll only need 1 more scored race this year to have completed 9.

last, but not least, my 2 goal races for the summer, the vermont 100 and the 24 hour around the lake ultra, happen to be on successive weekends. while that may seem a bit extreme, i did that combination last year. i added a countdown clock for vermont to the sidebar. but the more important thing to do is send in my race application before it closes out!

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