One dear friend-by-correspondence has kindly told me that my interminable running reports here are not her cup of tea. Point taken! I can't promise much visible change, but I've been trying to use the Running Logbook mechanism as a vehicle to practice my writing, and I'll strive to do better. Meanwhile, as a speaker at a recent meeting said, "If you're ever bored—more bored than you are now, that is— ...".
So, for my own reference and convenience and memory, here's a tentative list of upcoming events that I hope to participate in. (note: "Result" column with links added afterwards)
Date Race Result Jul 10 Midsummer Night's Mile track meet 6:32 Jul 26 Riley's Rumble half marathon 1:55:33 Aug 1 Catoctin 50k trail run 7:53 Aug 7 Going Green Track Meet 2 miles 13:42 Aug 15 Comus Run cross-country 5k 40:07 Sep 5-6 The Ring Massanutten Trail, 71 miles 8:26 (~25 miles) Sep 13 Parks Half Marathon 2:40:09 Sep 19 Gunpowder Falls 50k 2:25 (~10 miles) Sep 20 Bachman Valley Half Marathon 2:58 Sep 26 Lake Needwood cross-country 10k (not run) Oct 10 Andiamo W&OD Trail 44.5 miles 7:56 Nov 1 Potomac Heritage 50k 8:27 Nov 28 Northern Central Trail Marathon 4:01:06 Dec 12 Magnus Gluteus Maximus - Bull Run Trail ~7:25 (~27 miles)
Criteria for inclusion on the above include:
In other words, if possible I try to support events that cross delightful terrain, that cost less than $1/mile, and that friends of mine are involved in as organizers or participants. What other upcoming runs have I forgotten?
^z - 2009-07-03
P.S. when a friend of a friend got Lyme Disease and had to drop from the Marine Corps Marathon I took the entry she kindly offered, and finished the Oct 25 race in 4:25:30.