7:15 AM: Lean Circuit 3 (Strength 40 Minutes) – COMPLETED
11:00 AM: 5.4 Mile Tempo Run (Avg. Pace 8:27 min/mi) – COMPLETED
I had a late start this morning because this kid wouldn’t wake up. (She slept with me as she’s still a bit sick — going back to crib status tonight).
I didn’t have plans to run before work because I really was craving an outdoor run. I missed my run at lunch yesterday so my lovely husband pulled out the treadmill before I got home and after I cooked dinner, I was able to run 3-miles before I ate. Not my best, but better than no miles. Since the big boss is out until January 2nd and my boss doesn’t have much for me to do, I was able to sneak out of the office at 11 for a run. Before I left, I opened her Christmas gift and she got me a new workout top. I decided to use it on today’s run.
At first, I regretted not bringing pants. It was SO cold and I had at least three people give me an insane look and one person said, “YOU’RE NOT COLD?” I said, “Eh, I’ll warm up.” The look on my face was not that convincing, but after mile 1, I was happy with the shorts. I quickly regretted not wearing short sleeves and arm warmers though. I was HOT by mile 3. In any event, it was a great run for me.
When I got back to the office, I received an email from NYRR, The Resolution to NYC 2012. They are giving us three (3) options:
1. A full refund (excluding the $11 processing fee). FYI, I paid $260.
2. Guaranteed entry in either 2013, 2014 or 2015. We would still have to pay full fee for the race, but it’s a guaranteed entry.
3. Guaranteed entry for the NYC Half Marathon (limited space available).
So there you have it. You can still get a guaranteed entry if you do the 9+1 with NYRR, however, I believe that they are getting rid of the lottery option at some point. I’m thinking I might get a guaranteed entry in 2014. I’m not sure what my race schedule will look like in 2013 and I believe they are getting rid of the “lottery” sometime in the next year, which is, the way I got in to the NYC marathon. Can you believe I first signed up in 2009?
What option would you choose?
If 9+1 was easier for me, then I would totally get a full refund and then go that route, but I don’t know if that would work in my case. With child, doing 9 races in the city is just too much.