I would like to thank everyone for their great suggestions. It gave me a lot to think about. Especially today I seem to have overdone it a bit and am having very sore knees!
The Winner is MONOTREME! and the Canyonlands Half Marathon!!!!!!!
Vox has decided to make my Pictures small, but I suppose you can easily look closer.
The course is very challenging, and it will be a struggle for me I can tell by looking at the Map. THe immediate steep downhill is just asking for trouble!!
In addition to the hills, there is the situation with the Altitude…Currently, I am working on the coast of NC. I am exactly 28 feet above sea level. This race is not 28 feet above sea level. The plan is to get a job starting in January and hopefully acclimate myself. (My secret thought is that I can then run for 3 months at altitude and then go somewheres low altitude and make some nice PR's. we'll see).
The other challenge here is that it is a lottery.
Apparently Monotreme, Faustus (of 43things fame) and I will enter as a team, and hopefully that will increase our chances.
If we don't actually get in, I'll know by December 15th or so. And then I suppose Austin may become a back up.
I wonder if Wefloat would like to run Canyonlands?
First Prize: Monotreme!
Second: wefloat for the Austin Half….It's just a we bit too soon for the way I am moving along….but you are welcome to come to Utah!!!! (Let me know if you want to and we'll but you on our team…
Third: Key Lime Pies of 43things fame for the Whidbey Island Marathon (which I might sitll participate in.
Runners Up: havybeaks ( I LOVE the concept of inflatable martians at every mile..but I wonder if I would hallucinate them mocking me…) since it was out of the date time, I am wondering if I might still be able to participate!
and dutterman for the Berry half Marathon…what a charming race!!!!!
Thank you Everyone, this was fun for me!!!!
THose winners please contact me with your address and you shall recieve some socks (tell me a shoe size), and some other surprises!!!!