Wednesday, June 21, 2006

game on!

I woke up this morning and felt like a million bucks. Guess my body likes a couple days of only liquids, what can I say.

Or maybe it had to do with my terrific speed training session the night before. My run was awesome.

Fortuitously, right off this runners high the signup for the first ever NYC Half Marathon started today. At noon sharp. The entries are limited to 10,000 people, (in comparison the NYC Marathon has approx 30,000, most regular road races about 3,000-5,000) so I put a reminder on my calendar.

At noon exactly Spaghetti gave me a call, asking if I was going to sign up. She wanted me to talk her in to running the race as well, and I was more than happy to oblige.

The server was so busy it literally took over an hour for me to get through to register, but I did and I'm in!!!

I am really excited (obviously), it is sponsored by Nike so there should be some neat free goodies, and of course being the first ever makes it fun as well. It is exactly half way to my training for the NYC Marathon itself, and the mileage fits perfectly in my plan. But of course I'm sure that was part of the plan when they organized the damn thing.

The course is pretty different than the Marathon, as well as other road races.



Anonymous Assclown said...

Wouldn't it just be easier to do the half-marathon in a cab? It sounds really far. Or maybe a scooter.....NO - one of those Segway things would be perfect! You'd totally win.

BTW - my word verification was elmokpg - Elmo Kilometers per Gallon?

ctina said...

WOW that's AWESOME. can't believe you are doing the big loop, hero

Spags said...

Spaghetti's feeling more like "chicken" - I am already feeling anxiety about running 13 miles again!