Tagged with NYRR

NYRR 9+1: Pride Run

NYRR 9+1: Pride Run

So far, I haven’t done any new NYRR races for my 9+1 this year. I had the brilliant idea last year of doing every race between March and May and kind of hating myself for it, so this time I spaced them out and my work schedule meant I could make the Pride Run at … Continue reading

9+1 : Do the math and get guaranteed entry

9+1 : Do the math and get guaranteed entry

  Getting into the NYC Marathon has gotten harder. Once upon a time, it was if you didn’t get in by the lottery three times you had a guaranteed entry. Well, starting this year that’s gone. The time qualifying standards got a little tighter but let’s be realistic that was totally meaningless to me anyway. … Continue reading

Let the tata jokes begin!

Let the tata jokes begin!

On Cyber Monday I registered for the NYC Marathon!!! I used my guaranteed entry to get in, the 9+1 option, and I’m actually secretly kinda sorta totally excited. (Cue Rapunzel voice) This is going to be the BEST POST RACE BAGEL EVER! Oh, and like the mentally stagnant 5 year old that I am I … Continue reading

Then There Were NONE

Then There Were NONE

That’s right! It’s official! I’m in the NYC Marathon for 2014! The last race was the Oakley Mini Marathon, an all women’s 10k race. It was actually pretty weird because we didn’t start in the park, we started in Columbus circle and ran up Central Park West. On a road! Outside the confines of the … Continue reading

Running Revelations

Running Revelations

I’ve been running for about a year and a half now. 13 months ago I finished my first ever 5k, yesterday I finished my 6th. After the Easter weekend 5k when I placed in my age group, I started looking for 5ks where I could possible place in my age group. And this past weekend, … Continue reading

Marathon Wednesday

Marathon Wednesday

It’s the only lottery system where winning means you pay them more money. That’s right, today is the lottery drawing for the ING NYC Marathon! You had a month to sign up for the lottery: $11 buys you the chance to pay $350+ to run in the 2013 NYC Marathon. Not exactly the golden ticket … Continue reading

No Sleep ’til Brooklyn

No Sleep ’til Brooklyn

Once upon a time, I enjoyed going to races. Then the 9+1 thing entered my life and now I’m all, “seriously? you want me to wake up?” I’d been looking forward to this weekend for awhile. In theory, it was the end of the spring season and one last hurrah before I settled down for … Continue reading

Brooklyn 1/2

Brooklyn 1/2

New York Roadrunners has gotten really into promoting the Brooklyn half. I’m kind of peeved with them, though, since they reopened the race and now it’s bigger and I’m still at the back of the pack. Does everyone in New York run faster than me? No, really. Given how crowded the Central Park races have … Continue reading