To Dream The Impossible Dream

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Got an email today from the BAA: I thought my qualifying time was 3:15 and below… and that probably is true for actually getting to toe the start line.  But according to the link above, for my age group the qualifying time is 3:20. Even that has proven elusive to my old, fat, covid-19 pandemic […]

Never A Dull Moment at The Boring Marathon

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An hour before my flight to Portland yesterday, as i sat in the LAX remote terminal gate area, I received this email: I debated what to do and finally scrambled to cancel my flights, my rental car and hotel. All told the fees to do so to get e-credit for later use was $40, plus […]

August 28, 2022: The Sioux Falls Marathon

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Well. That may have been the worst run I’ve had all year. And that’s saying something given the last few races have left me questioning the very idea of running anymore. I had something of a panic attack around mile 13. I couldn’t catch my breath and felt like my heart was going to beat […]

Oh, THAT’S why it’s called Sioux Falls…

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No thanks to a chaotically managed series of delays and gate changes courtesy of Southwest Airlines, I finally made it to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. By the time my flight landed, the expo and bib pickup were long since concluded.  The marathon is tomorrow morning; thankfully I was able to email the race director and […]