Not to knock the really good looking dude, but races should be hard. After months (or weeks depending on your distance) of training, you toe the line and push your body to do its best on that day. That is what makes racing fun. It is hard, it is challenging, and you may look like that kid who likes turtles, but you run hard and win. That is the best part of racing.
Before the end of the year I have three important races on the calendar, and while the NYC Marathon is clearly the biggest of my year, the other two might be more fun and, in the longer term, more important.
|SFRRC's 1st Annual 5K Race|
Then in September I will be running the Chicago Half Marathon with my sister. I am super excited that I get to run a half in a new city and do it with my sister -- who also has a picture from her last race that could be a top ten for Seriously Ugly Race Pics. This is going to be great run, will fit perfectly into my training schedule for the marathon in New York, and gives me a good excuse to go to Chicago and eat whatever the hell I want, which is always the best.
So, in summary, there will be lots of ugly pictures but more fun stories about racing hard. I hope to see you on the course.