Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Countdown Has Resumed

"Three-Hour Time Limit
Please note that in the interest of safety, any NYC Half-Marathon participant who is not able to maintain a 13:45-per-mile pace throughout the race (3:00 projected finishing time) will be picked up along the course starting at approximately mile 8 and transported to the finish. The time it takes the last runner (who was at the start line at the start) to cross the start line will be added to the overall 3:00 time limit, ensuring all participants a 13:45-per-mile pace. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this policy."

15,000 runners; 66 degrees high temperature; New York City. I'm taking the train to get my race packet today. If all goes well, tomorrow morning at 7:35 I'll be running, walking, and/or crawling the half. My left knee pain is practically gone. I can ignore the occasional snap, crackle, pop Rice Krispies sound it sometimes makes. I CAN wake up tomorrow at 3:30 a.m.' drive for 90+ minutes, find a parking garage, get to the start, run/walk/crawl 13.1 miles, and then figure out how to take the subway 8 miles back to where I parked...I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

10 comments:

Keri said...

YAY! GOOD LUCK!! Don't get hurt!

ajh said...

You can do it!

Beth said...

Good luck! Have fun!

Meg said...

I know you can, I know you can, I know you can! Can't wait to hear about it!

Julie said...

Hi Rick,
Yes you can! Yes you can! This Minnesota girl is sending you lots of luck for your NY half marathon:) Go get um Rick!! I am looking forward to reading your race recap!

Cynthia O'H said...

Glad everything looks good. Have a great run.

Lisa said...

Good luck Rick. I hope it goes well!

NY Wolve said...

Good luck, and you can do it. The training, the desire, and the will will carry you.

Anne said...

You're going to do great!!!!!
I knew you could, I knew you could :)

Anais said...

Can't wait to read how it went!!!