Fifty Fifty

Run fifty marathons by the time I'm fifty. Why the hell not?

I emerged from my eight-week flu virus hell in April with a renewed enthusiasm for running. My Running Mojo had returned and especially strong was my desire to run marathons again. The more the better.

So, with my 45th birthday coming up in the fall and estimating my marathon count would be around 25 by then, the idea popped into my head that if I aimed to do five marathons a year, I could hit 50 marathons by the time I turn 50. Sure some guys do 50 in 50 days, but I’m not one of those guys.

Five marathons a year for five years? I’ve been doing two or three a year since I started running marathons in 2004 and the past few years I’ve added a lot more ultramarathons to my schedule on top of those. Lately I’ve discovered the joy of leading marathon pace groups so I figured if I pace a few and race a few I should have no problem getting to fifty. Or more.

After pacing Vancouver and Calgary, I’m halfway there with plenty of time before my birthday to squeeze in a few more.

Here’s my list so far:

1. Vancouver May 04 3:04:16
2. Okanagan Oct 04 3:04:29
3. Seattle Nov 04 3:10:11
4. Boston Apr 05 3:05:02
5. Okanagan Oct 05 2:53:40
6. Seattle Nov 05 2:58:02
7. Boston Apr 06 2:58:01
8. Calgary July 06 3:04:40
9. Okanagan Oct 06 2:52:53
10. Boston Apr 07 2:53:05
11. New York City Nov 07 2:50:47
12. Vancouver May 08 2:47:35
13. Royal Victoria Oct 08 2:46:55
14. Seattle Nov 08 2:49:55
15. Vancouver May 09 2:44:55
16. Royal Victoria Oct 09 2:48:22
17. Vancouver May 10 2:46:49
18. Victoria Oct 10 2:48:50
19. Vancouver May 11 2:45:38
20. Okanagan Oct 11 2:49:30
21. Vancouver May 12 2:55:31
22. Okanagan Oct 12 3:43:01
23. Seattle Nov 12 3:01:57
24. Vancouver May 13 3:44:11
25. Calgary May 13 3:14:03

Click here for the current Fifty Fifty list.

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