4:30 or Bust: A Quest for Marathon Mediocrity

2009 planning

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Thinking ahead to 2009 a little bit.

NYRR has released dates for Jan – March races.  I’ll most likely run the Fred Lebow 5 mile race, on 1/10.  I love this race.  It is the first race of the year (with the exception of the New Years Eve run), is usually around my birthday (1/9) and Fred is a big role model for me.  He passed away in 1994, around the time I started running seriously, and his story is a great one.  In addition, I’ll definitely run the Manhattan Half Marathon.  It is exactly 3 weeks before the Austin Marathon so will fit right between my long runs 2 and 4 weeks out.  I’ll most likely skip the Bronx Half Marathon, for the same reason, which is just 1 week before the Austin Marathon.  Finally, I’ll probably run the Coogan’s Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K on March 1.  That is a fun, and fast race.  Lots of hills for such a short run, but a huge downhill in the last mile makes for a super fast finish.

On the bike/swim side, New York Triathlon Club has released their 2009 schedule.  Under consideration is the March Madness Biathlon on 3/29, Queens Biathlon on 5/17 and the New York Triathlon Series #1 on 6/14 at Harriman State Park.  I think I’ll need to get a good triathlon practice in before the New York City Triathlon in July.


Written by SCL

November 23, 2008 at 11:00 pm

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  1. I didn’t do Coogan’s last year (forget why – I had something going that weekend), but I regretted it after reading everyone’s fun race reports. I’d love to do it next year!


    November 24, 2008 at 12:15 am

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