The Brooklyn Half Marathon (or "halfathon," as a good friend would call it) - a race where I set a PR last year - opened and closed in two days this year.
The NYCM might be forced to raise its (already hefty) fees to cover police costs for closing the roads. At $156 for NYRR members, $196 for US residents, and $281 for international applicants, the race already costs $50 more than Chicago for most people. Yet the demand so far is well beyond the number of entries.
And, saving the best racing news for last, I'm back on the scene! Yes, after being evacuated from the midst of the Jan 25 Egyptian Revolution, after spending a long weekend on my couch with a flu and then a sinus infection, I'm going to be racing again this weekend. Well, sort of racing. Participating in running events, anyway.
On Saturday, I'll hit up Riverside Park for a flat 5k. Then, on Sunday I'll head up to Van Cortlandt Park to participate in the Valentine's Day Marathon. I'm going to try to do the half - but if I only feel like doing the 10k, so be it.
It's been a long two weeks since my last race. I feel ready for a comeback.
|Gratuitous, unrelated photo of me with a fake mummy|
JUST BECAUSE I CAN.