So it’s a lottery, and the odds of getting in are around 1-in-2, but I’m still pretty stoked that I’ve been accepted to run in this year’s marathon in New York. It’s a pretty cool route through all five boroughs, finishing off in Central Park. Hopefully Walt and Lee will still be there, and I can combine a mini-vacation with a really long run over the weekend.
Training schedules for preparing for a marathon are pretty daunting, and I think I’m going to be enlisting the help of the local Running Room through the marathon clinic and support via run club. I know I can do it, but with the humidty and heat here in Ottawa over the summer, it’s going to be a huge challenge.
If I can complete NYC, it’ll mean running a marathon within 13 months of starting to run. That’d be pretty cool. I’m all set for race weekend in three weeks time, and have run 20km multiple times without dying. So, I’m about halfway to where I need to be.