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.
Here’s my list so far:
|11.||New York City||Nov 07||2:50:47|
|13.||Royal Victoria||Oct 08||2:46:55|
|16.||Royal Victoria||Oct 09||2:48:22|