Getting Answers

The Madison is not only the highest road marathon in America, but it also likes walkers.

The Madison is not only the highest road marathon in America, but it also likes walkers.

I get on this frustrating bandwagon at this time each year. I look around for a half marathon to finish in Montana’s short summer.   I have picked three half marathons that I would like to do this year.   Now I am busy trying to get answers from the race staff on if they support walkers.      I finish a half marathon in roughly  four hours and some.   Most race organizers want to pack up and go home  in about 3 1/2 hours.    I learned from another plus-size athlete not to let races take your entry fee and then not treat you with respect by rolling up  and going home before you finish.   Ask first and if they don’t plan to be here when you cross the finish, don’t give them your money.

I have finished a half marathon before.   I have a personal best I am trying to improve upon.  Not many people can say that.   It puts me in company of an elite group.   I am worth

Keep watch as I work may way through this mine field of trying to finish one…maybe two or three half marathons this summer.

My Half Marathon of the Season Announced

After searching for 3 half marathons for this summer that I can walk, and have support for my likely finish in the realm of 4 hours, I have come up short.  It is that request to have support 4 hours that seems to be the killer.  I have decided if I only do two then I am going to need to do a few 5 or 10ks this summer as well.  All the details are yet to be lined out but  I am going to do the following two half marathons.

The Madison Marathon, July 24th, at 9,587 feet above sea level.  It is the highest road marathon in the US.

The Sweathouse Marathon, September 10, in Victor, MT.

Montana’s race season is short, and I am disappointed that I only came up with two, when tell you more about the first half marathon you realize that I picked the race that going to kick my butt seriously.