Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Brooklyn Half and Rock 'n' Roll USA

Signup for the Brooklyn Half Marathon took place last Friday. Although I had the foresight to inform some of my interested friends when I received the email from NYRR on Wednesday, I managed to forget when noon rolled around and signup officially opened. It's a good thing Jeremy mentioned it to me or I may have missed it altogether.

Aside from being a well-timed, well-placed race, Brooklyn is great because there's so much hype and excitement surrounding it. Judging from my Facebook and Twitter feeds, this seems to be more true this year than it's been since I've lived in NYC. I think I can count at least 10 people I know who are running this race. This year I hope to be a little more prepared to meet people after for a beer and/or swim and/or hot dog at Coney Island. My efforts to accomplish this last year were hampered by extremely poor cell phone reception and no planning whatsoever.

Whatever happens, I expect it to be a thoroughly enjoyable race and day. With any luck, the weather will be fantastic by then and I'll be in full summer mode, shorts and all.

In other news, I registered for the Rock 'n' Roll USA marathon. After years of resolving to run one of these races, I finally decided to get off my butt and actually do it. This is partially due to the fact that, despite my high Boston aspirations, I have yet to run a sub-4 hour marathon. I view this race as a practice run and hope to do it very comfortably within that 4 hour goal.

And much like Brooklyn, I'm seeing more participation than I realized. Amortya is running it as is Eric, from the old Team ReGen. Plus, I recently attended a hash, which is a new experience I should probably write about, and met a group of people there who are doing it too! Gotta love spring and summer races.

Are you doing either? Let me know, and I hope to see you there!


  1. I'll be at Brooklyn, for the second year

  2. Awesome! Brooklyn is one of my favorite races. It's an awesome time of year and my favorite distance.