So I had tried to get into the WFPS Half Marathon on October 19th, 2013 here in Winnipeg but when I made my attempt they had already sold out. I sent an email to the race team to ask to be put on a waiting list and luckily they opened up more spots and I was able to get in after all! Whoohoo.
Now I have 3 half marathons coming up over a 7 week period in the fall where I can make attempts to maybe top my personal best. I will be racing in:
- The Cash Store Financial Freedom Run for Diabetes Research – Sept 2nd
- Rotary Half Marathon – Sept 22nd
- WFPS Half Marathon – October 19th
Discussion of first 2 races here: http://biggoofyrunner.com/upcoming-races-signed-up-for-2-half-marathons-in-sept-2013/
This will be interesting from a motivation perspective as it will keep me running and running hard through the summer and the fall so that if I do happen to pull off a miracle and sign up for the Goofy Challenge again for 2014 I will be well ahead of the game for the training for that race. That could also maybe mean a shot at a personal best on the marathon during the Goofy which would be an awesome achievement too….but first things first – concentrate on the half marathons fella.