Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New York, New York. Hopes dashed again....

Year TWO of not making the NY Marathon cut.


I ran NY in 2007 (I got in that year because I was a sponsored amateur athlete for Team Toyota). It is a really wonderful marathon. The course is exceptional, the crowd support non-stop and fantastic, and really is quite the experience.

Last year, I entered the lottery and so did my friends Mary and Nat. Nat got in, but deferred to this year. She opted out for this year because of Ironman.

I put my name in the lottery for this year. I put my name in the first day registration opened.

I was hoping that I'd be still in pretty decent shape after Ironman (how ever that ends up...) and that NY would be like a swan-song for 2010.


No such luck.

I guess the gods are really just taking care of me, allowing me to train fully for IM WI so I can ROCK THE HOUSE there (or at least finish before they turn off the clock...)

Still and all, a little bummed about NY 2010...but there is always next year, right?


Beth said...

I'm so sorry that you didn't get in. At least if you try again in 2011 and you don't get in, you will be guaranteed for 2012. Sorry, trying to find a bright spot for you here. You will rock the house at IM WI and hopefully you can do NYC in 2011 if that still appeals to you.

TRI TO BE FUNNY-Carrie Barrett said...

well poopers. Sorry you didn't get in, but it does allow you to focus on the wonderful IM!!

Sunshine said...

Oh so sorry..
Somehow I had missed this post of yours and the sad news.
NYC marathon is fabulous.. as you know. Wishing you a good year of other races and better luck in the drawing next year.