NYC Marathon

I volunteered at the NY marathon this past weekend and really enjoyed being a “runner’s assistant” at the medical tent at mile 11 in Williamsburg.  Met some great people and was really inspired by many of them – the guy running with one arm and one leg, all the wheelchair and handcycle athletes, the awesome speed of the elite runners (faster than I can run for one minute on the treadmill), and all the many people who just won’t quit.

So I’ve decided to run the marathon too – it’s been something I’ve been thinking about for a while.  I’ll get in either through the lottery or through the 9+1 guaranteed entry program with ny road runners.  If I don’t get in through the lottery for 2010, I’ll have all the races in 2010 for a 2011 entry; and if I do get in through the lottery the races will be good training for November.  Either way, I’ll be a fitter, stronger runner this time next year.

Wish me luck – I’m already signed up for a 5K in Brooklyn in December.

Mile 11 aftermath

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One Response to NYC Marathon

  1. Geoff says:

    All the best of luck in your training, that’s a great goal, one I wonder if I’d see through..

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