On New Boston Qualifying Standards, Fairness, and Determination

Warning: The title was initially “On Qualifying, Fairness, and Determination”. I’m not sure if I’m sticking with that topic.  It just echoed the general reaction from runners in response to the new qualifying standards and procedures for the Boston Marathon announced 10 days ago. That’s part of my inspiration for this post. I threw in […]

The Kentucky Derby Festival Sends an Email on the Course Change, Finally

Email from KDF Mini/Marathon Of course, it’s a marketing email.  (Speaking of which, I seem to always see “Constant Contact” on emails that get me more fired up than other email.) You’ll noticed that this email was received February 8, 2011.  The early registration deadline is February 14, 2011.  I would imagine that most procrastinators […]

Iroquois is for Runners, or How to Ruin the Best Half Marathon in the Country

The Course In Question Go to the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon page for the course map. Where I’m Coming From I’m a runner with modest ability.  I never ran track or cross country in high school.  I barely finished the mile fitness test my freshman year in high school. Those PE exercises and recess games […]