Saturday, September 21, 2013

My Top 10 Running Shoes of All Time

Saucony Kilkenny
Reebok Circa Waffle

  1. Saucony Kilkenny XC Flat 2007 (Now updated and not as good)
  2. Nike Sting 1973 (Long gone)
  3. Onitsuka Tiger Racing Flat 1973 (Long gone)
  4. Nike Terra TC (Long gone)
  5. Nike Waffle Racer 1977 (Long gone)
  6. Reebok Circa Waffle 2007 (Gone)
  7. Merrell Trail Glove (original) (Now updated, and the upper is not as durable)
  8. Merrell Sonic Glove (Gone)
  9. Merrell Mix Master 2 (Still available)
  10. New Balance MT110 (Still available, but probably on its way out)

IN Boston!

I was whiny last week about not seeing acceptance to Boston.  But I received the email the next day:

118th Boston Marathon

This is to notify you that your entry into the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21, 2014 has been accepted, provided that the information you submitted is accurate.

So I'm in with the other 36,000.  This scene at the Hopkniton High School is going to be epic.  How can they fit so many people into that space?  I learned last time I ran it in 2009 that the place to go is directly to the starting line area.  There are port-o-johns there.  There are enough of my running club friends coming for us to almost have our own bus to the starting line!  I now hope to get enough marathon training in during the ski season to make this a decent race.  In it for Boston Strong.  That theme should be quite prevalent this coming April.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Waiting for Boston

I am kinda pissed that a lot of my friends who put in their entry for the 2014 Boston Marathon on Friday are now coming up in a search for entrants, but my name is not.  After filling out all the entry info, the Boston people (B.A.A.) send you a nice email that says:

"Thank you for submitting an entry to the 118th B.A.A. Boston Marathon. It is important to note that your Reference ID does NOT constitute entry into the race, but confirms that your application for entry has been received by the B.A.A....  You will be notified of your acceptance by email and US Postal Service in October. Your notification of acceptance will be sent as soon as we verify your official results from your qualifying marathon. When you are accepted, your name will be posted on the Boston Marathon Entrants page."

So what is taking them so long to check the Philly Marathon database?

Registration still seems to be open, so I guess all will be well.