Friday, May 04, 2007

Hooah!

Yet another sign I'm making DC my fall marathon. I just signed up myself and R. for the Army 10 Miler on October 7, the day before Canadian turkey day. The registration has been going quick and I decided to do it now before the last 3,925 spots evaporate.

The course is interesting.. Beginning and starting near the Pentagon, which is about 5 Metro stops away from R.'s place in Penn Quarter. The run also spends a good chunk in the Mall, which I've become quite at home with.. Target time is 1:10.

This pretty much firms up my racing schedule this year. I think I'm going to sign up for a half marathon the week before the 10 miler, so one of those races will be an A-race, while the other one training...

Now I only have to talk Jelly into running the MCM.

5 comments:

Sonia said...

Awesome! Good luck on Sunday! =)

Fran said...

I've been considering marine corp as a backup plan for the fall since they allow deferment to the following year, but that huge hill in the first part of the race scares me.

yumke said...

... The hill at beginning? Tell me more.. i haven't done my homework yet?
what other marathons are you thinking of doing?

Fran said...

I don't really know much about marine corp other than what's on the website. The elevation profile has a big hill (both up and down) in the first mile (i think). I almost signed up for the lottery for new york, but didn't like the deferment option where you still have to pay for both years if you defer. I'm considering Scotiabank as option #1, maybe the Toronto one as a secondary and then probably philidelphia as a last ditch attempt. Will depend on how well training goes.

yumke said...

Fran, i'll take an uphill on the first mile rather than the last! Scotiabank would be a good one.. it's mightly flat and potentially very windy..