Pulled the trigger
Well it’s official… I signed up today to run the Heartland 39.3 Series – comprised of:
April 14, 2012 – Rock The Parkway Half-Marathon
April 22, 2012 – Kansas Half-Marathon
May 12, 2012 – Run With The Cows Half-Marathon
I’ve run some forms of the Kansas Half-Marathon before… I actually ran it back when it was the Therapy Works Half-Marathon in 2008 which it was for years and years… I again ran it in 2009, when it became the inaugural and detailed it in a race report. That being the inaugural race I did have a few complaints but it looks to be a well oiled machine these days… I guess I will find out!
The Rock The Parkway I’m surprised to see is now going for its THIRD running! I thought last year was it’s inauguration? Wow, time flies… maybe it was two years ago I was reading about it for the first time. In any case I viewed it as the “Johnny Come Lately” of Kansas City Half-Marathons… pretender to the throne of Hospital Hill and the Kansas City Marathon. I laughed as the 2011 running was on a rainy and cold day from hell. Well since then I’ve had quite a change of heart… I don’t know where that imagined disdain came from but it’s gone now! I am now quite looking forward to it… it will be likely my first race of 2012 unless a local 5k appears without notice!
The Run With The Cows – I know nothing of this race nor did I harbor any ill will or have preconceived notions that it was any sort of… well anyway! I am QUITE looking forward to this one too!
And then, next weekend… May 20th is Leavenworth’s own, Five Trails Half-Marathon… that’s actually where I got my HM PR! I hope to bust it this year at the Rock the Parkway though… I heard it was flat (or imagined it) … is it?
THEN! Yes then right on the heels of all this is June 2 – Hospital Hill 2012!!! Looks like 2012 may be the new year of the Half-Marathon!