Monday, June 29, 2009

Up'ing the Anti

What do Montreal, Hartford and Philadelphia all have in common?

Believe it or not, they are the three cities that I've decided to run marathons in this Fall.

You read that right Amanda - the THREE cities THIS guy is gonna run a marathon in.

I've decided that to go through all this trouble for one race is a little crazy. So, I've decided to go through all this trouble for big crazy and challenge myself to something unthinkable. I haven't thought it all through yet, but the Montreal Marathon is held on September 13. It just so happens that is the week I am scheduled to do my 20-mile long run in preparation for the Hartford Marathon on October 10. I believe running 20 miles through the traffic and streets of North Central CT sounds pretty unmotivating. However, tacking on an extra 10K and doing it in one of the greatest cities in the world- surrounded by thousands of other runners- is motivating. As far as the Philadelphia Marathon goes, its being held on November 22 a solid six weeks after the Hartford. I might as well get another one out of the way.

So there it is. While I alluded to this past week's half being the breaking news I wrote about last week, it was all just a smoke show for this announcement.

The only question that remains is: Who's coming with me?


  1. Oh my god!!!!!! THATS INSANE! And I want to come!!!!!!! jfkdlas;jfdsaj!

    You are totally right, we SHOULD do more than one!! Ive been slacking though, I need to do a long run. like. now.

  2. Lets do this... the Montreal has a half marathon, 10K and 5K so there is fun for all ages and sizes... lets find some people to take the trip... if you wanna go on a long run this week, let me know... Im hoping to do a 5 or 6 mile on Wednesday or Thursday

  3. Mrs "The" just said that she is going to have to do two Spring Marathons so that you don't do more than her. How about out LA? Paris?

  4. Im gonna see how I feel after the first three... If i can actually do it and recover then i may consider it... Paris and Boston are only two weeks apart, but maybe the LA in May... Im just gonna need to find some for Dec-Mar

  5. Why does "who's coming with me!!!!" always remind me of having too many drinks on Block Island and you asking who wants to rent scooters. Classic.