Monday, March 14, 2011

No Marathon Withdrawal for Me

Having not qualified for Boston this year, I wondered how I would be with no marathon focus this spring, and really, this year. To be honest, it's a relief. I have had time to recover from some serious cross-country ski marathons and can gear up for shorter races (Race That's Good for Life 5K in Oak Park, Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K) without Beantown lingering in the back of my mind. Will I try to get back to Boston sometime? You bet I will. Of course, now you can't just qualify, you have to be quick on the keyboard. In the meantime, I'll try a race that's been on my bucket list since its inception four years ago, the Door County Half Marathon on May 7. Good luck to everyone running March Madness this Sunday and to all of you who are training for Boston or other spring marathons.


John Garcia said...

I'm with you on the marathons Bob. It's gonna be a busy spring without one anyway. Lots of great halves! See you at 4 on the 4th!

Bob Richards said...

John, I think we're at the beginning of a new trend toward medium-length racing! Looking forward to seeing you at the 4 on the 4th, but hope to see you again before then! If you know anyone who wants to do the 4 on the 4th, here is the direct link: