27 Oct 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, funny

Yesterday I blogged about the elitist idiots that stick up their noses at the racing masses courtesy of the NY Times article. (Note elitist is not to be confused with elite)

So I’m obsessed with the San Francisco 1st half marathon. I have to finish a 1/2 or Full in SF to get my California Dreaming medal and since my current race speed is “hella slow” as they say in NorthernCA you can imagine my concern. There are two SF 1/2 marathons.

The 1st 1/2- In order to qualify as an Official Finisher, you must finish within a 3 hour course limit.  The course has a rolling closure based on the last wave start and based on a 13:45 minute per mile pace.  Therefore, you must reach Mile 1 before 13:45 minutes, Mile 2 before 27:30 minutes and so on.  [i]BUT you go over the golden gate bridge and how cool is that! [/i]

The 2nd 1/2 is more my speed. In order to qualify as an Official Finisher, you must finish within a 3.5 hour course limit.  The course has a rolling closure based on the last wave start and based on a 16:01 minute per mile pace.  Therefore, you must reach Mile 1 before 16:01 minutes, Mile 2 before 32:02 minutes and so on.  [i]But no Golden Gate Bridge[/i]

[b]And then I discovered the UnMarathon [/b]better known as the “Progressive Marathon”
The Progressive Marathon is an accumulation of 23.1 miles prior to Race Day.  You run or walk 23.1 miles leading up to Race Day.  Keeping track of your mileage on the Progressive Marathon Tracking Sheet, you must hand in this form during Race Weekend and complete the 5K race in an hour or less in order to be eligible for a Progressive Marathon medal.  

Info on that can be found here.

http://www.runsfm.com/events/5Kprog.html

If I wasn’t busting my butt for the actual 1/2 marathon I would totally do this progressive thing. 26.2 miles is 26.2 miles. And you have a medal to prove it. How evil would it be for me to facebook message both these women with the details of this incarnation of their sacred race?

But its soooo tempting.

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