Thursday, June 4, 2009

No NYC Marathon for me in 2009

The NYRR just posted the results of the lottery drawing for 2009, and unfortunately I was not one of the select few. I think it's a mixed blessing. Fortunately, I'm confirmed for 2010 (I ran the 9 qualifying races, and volunteered), and as my friend Ari points out - 2009 does have a lot of Jewish holidays that fall on Sundays this year, effectively killing the month of September for long runs.

I'm contemplating signing up for Phila instead (since it happens almost a month later), so that I can keep the momentum up, but we'll see what happens.

In other news, I'm excited about the new season of running classes at NYRR (they actually started last week, but I missed the first one due to the Jewish Holidays). I switched back to Thursday nights, which I prefer. I'm feeling a little under the weather, and the forecast doesn't look great for today - so we'll see what actually happens...but I'd really like to get back to speedwork some time soon. Speedwork is just one of those things that I won't ever push myself to do on my own, so I really value the structure of the group to push me through it.

1 comment:

Ansky said...

Sorry to hear about not getting into NYC. My advice would be not to sign up for Philly this year and prepare yourself for NYC 2010. Even though Philly is later in November, you will still be losing 4 weekends. Once the holidays are over you will have about left before Philly. That leaves about 2 weeks to run long before the taper. Not enough time in my opinion.