Reasons ( Rational) Not to enter:
1. Your run training has sucked over the last month.
2. You have at least one $400 race entry coming up in a month.
3. Schoolwork...papers and research don't do themselves.
4. Work...I always seem to get put on that weekend for some odd reason.
5. Do I really want to miss watching the Kona webcast from my nice warm living room?
Reasons ( Passionate) To enter:
1. Avenge my DNF!!!!
2. Cranky and Speedy take Connecticut.
3. Home Marathon
4.Did I mention the DNF?
5. HEAT discount
6.That DNF is fueling a need to regain my manly worth by doing something crazy..and unlike Angry I have not been lifting enough to pull a VW Bus full of Buddhist monks with my hips....maybe next year.
So will I be doing Hartford..I wouldn't hold my breath on it but if I get the morning off from work anything can happen.
IM New Zealand: No comments, I'll make a formal announcement at a later date. ( ie end of October.)
Arizona...as long as I can get to a computer when entries open..it's going to happen...even if it's a show up on Friday...race on Sunday...skip town on Monday deal...I feel comfortable doing this for races were airfare is cheaper than the entry fee, and I don't have to worry about what fruits or vegetables I bring with me. But if ( and a big if because I'm not know for my prowess in the heat.) I qualify for Kona then it allows for me to either by-pass going to the Southern Hemisphere ( unless I want to and have it financially) in 2010 or throwing myself into a race where the climb categories are going into "TDF" range.
Rest of the 09 season....only 2 sacred cows Patriot and the Griskus Sprint...everything or anything else is subject to change, financial situation, acts of God, planetary alignment...dogs and cats ...living together as one...etc..
I got an 8.5 miler in today and felt pretty good, although the long nights and early mornings via school work are taking a toll .Well that's it from my whiny ass.
Sticking the coffee in his veins