Sunday, February 10, 2013
the blizzard that swept across most of new england on friday,into saturday, swept away the pair of road races on the calendar for this weekend: the stratford sweetheart run and the boston buildup 20k. on thursday, the sweetheart run was actually pushed back until sunday morning - somewhat optimistically as it turned out. on friday morning, the buildup was rescheduled for the following sunday (2/17).
when all the snow finally stopped saturday morning, we had 20+ inches in town! it was much worse in connecticut, with the governor shutting down the roads that morning! ironically, w/no traffic on the roads it would have been a great time to have a race - if anyone could actually reach the start line. that morning, the rescheduled sweetheart run was again postponed - this time for two weeks, until saturday 2/23.
the new date for the buildup conflicts w/the hmrrc albany winter marathon. that's a tough choice, but since i had planned to register race day, i'll probably skip the trip to albany and head over to fairfield for the 20k; as for the sweetheart run, it conflicts w/the colchester half marathon. that's a much tougher dilemma because i really enjoy the half itself and the post-race food afterwards. right now the sweetheart run has the slight edge (and, maybe the lake waramaug polar bear run the following day).
decisions, decisions! and here i thought that punxsutawney phil forecast an early spring was just around the corner :O