And the winner is……………..

rock by the bay

With so many good ones out there this Fall, this was a really tough choice. If I was healthier and could pick only one race, it would have probably been the Portland marathon…. it’s one of my favorite of all time. Alas, my lung function has declined to the point where it would be really foolish, even for me, to attempt another full marathon…at least right now. So Ive decided instead, to play it smart (for a change) and do a shorter race much closer to home.

The SJ Rock and Roll half marathon is a relatively new race here in this part of California, but its received really good reviews and my friends rave about it. This will be my first R&R race, so it will be a new experience for me. With all the live music, it should be a really fun event. Id love to see you out there.

For those of you who are thinking about doing the San Jose Rock and Roll, you can use the promo code ” WALKSJ” to save a few bucks. Courtesy of WalkAbout Magazine, who by the way, will be featuring yours truly in their Sept/Oct issue.

As for whether I’ll ever do a 6th full marathon, I think it’s safe to say that if given the chance, Id probably try to do Boston again in 2010. This time though, with a goal of training really hard and maybe PRing it. And of course, without all the finish line drama that occurred this year.

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5 thoughts on “October race choice

  1. Tammy says:

    Cool! You will like the RNR races. I had never done one ’til Seattle RNR last month, and it was VERY VERY well-organized and a great race. I’ve done quite a few races now, and it was one of the best.

    I’m going to Portland and will be thinking of you. I have never gotten to do it but understand it’s a great one, and I’m excited about it!!!!! I hope to BQ there so maybe will see you in Boston :).

  2. Tammy says:

    No, I’m not going to run Portland. I plan to enter the judged RW division and hope to WIN! :). Not competitive or anything 😉 😉 ;). This time I hope to break 4:45 or maybe even 4:40. Lots flatter than Nike and hopefully I’ll have a good day this time.

    Anyway, if I get under 5 hr I will BQ as a racewalker. I suppose I could run, but I really prefer RW!

  3. Tammy says:

    Oh, and thx for the tip on the ice baths at the finish. Sounds divine!

  4. Kerri says:

    With a name like Rock and Roll, how could it not be fun?


  5. Joey says:

    Sounds like it’s gonna be a few laughs! Have fun and I hope you get to feeling better soon 🙂

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