I’ll be running the Philadelphia Marathon this Sunday, November 17th. This is the first running event of any kind I’ve ever entered, and one of my goals of 2013 is to finish it in under 4 hours and 30 minutes. This means slightly slower than 10 minute miles. At that rate of speed, I’d qualify for the Boston marathon if I were at least 75 years old. In other words, from the perspective of regular runners, this isn’t a particularly impressive goal, but for me it still seems daunting.
If you’re interested in following along on Sunday, my progress and results will automatically be posted on Twitter and my Facebook. You can also sign up for Text alerts by registering here, and searching for my name.
Of course, I’ll post the results here sometime next week, along with a full account. Wish me luck!