A.) Eat dirt and die
B.) Say, "Maybe next year ..."
C.) Say, "Fuck next year. How about next week?"
The Viper seeks redemption. Sitting at the corner of Impatience and Stubbornness, my quest for the sub-four-hour marathon will not stop at the 2008 Akron Marathon. I'm shopping for a new race.
The Towpath Marathon seems the most doable of any I've found so far. I mean, I've run the course before. And it's close. But it's soon, as in Oct. 12 soon. Will my legs be ready? I think they will, maybe. As you can see, I have not yet drunk my own Kool-Aid.
But I've got this marathon in me, and it's got to come out!
Do any of you faithful readers have any suggestions for a marathon in the next month, within an eight-hour drive of Akron? The only requirements are a cheap overall trip and that the race not be on the weekend of Oct. 18-19, which admittedly is a good weekend for marathons but the Viper would so rather be vacationing that weekend. (And yes, I've already looked for a marathon at my vacation destination.)
Here are some other possibles:
- Indianapolis Monumental Marathon -- the inaugural race
- Inland Trail Marathon, Elyria, Ohio -- a trail race?
- Baltimore Marathon -- same weekend as Towpath
- Harrisburg Marathon (Pa.) -- the latest I'd want to race
Add to the list. NOW!