Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Final (MN) Marathon Selected!!!

... or should I say they selected me! Coach Dick and the runners of St. Olaf College sent out THE email last night letting us know who was selected for the Zoom Yah! Yah! Indoor Marathon and guess whos name is on there? Das right... Stephanie!! Yayyyy Stephanie. I guess my plees to the running gods helped.

A little about the race...
Direction: Put on by Coach Dick Daymont and the St. Olaf College track team.
Field Size: 40 runners are selected in total due to limited space on the indoor track.
Qualifying: Run a sub 6-hour marathon... then selected by lottery.
Course: 150 laps on the school's indoor track facility, changing directions every 30 laps!
MN is (pretty much) the only state I hadn't gotten a solid marathon planned for. The only other one that is semi up in the air is SC. I was going to try for Myrtle Beach again (remember the cancelled Myrtle Beach Marathon experience?) but Marathon Maniac Gary threatened to defriend me if I did so. You may notice him at races often sporting a slightly altered MB Marathon T-shirt. He's added a word before the marathon name that starts with an "F" and ends with an "uck." He's also making it his lifetime goal to get the race shut down. Anyways... I'm 90% likely to be doing Spinx Run Fest on Oct 30th instead. I just can't contemplate why a small race in Greenville, SC has an $85 entry fee!!!

I will be adding these 2 races to the schedule (found in the "upcoming races" link at the top). As with all of the races, let me know if you'll be attending Zoom Yah! Yah! or the Spinx Run Fest.

Happy INDOOR Running,
"Run to Win" - Meb


  1. That's great! Congrats! :) Good thing you change direction every 30 laps...otherwise you might feel like a hamster afterwards...

  2. That's so great that you got it, I was really praying for you! It will nice tnot to have to think about weather or terrain, and I would think there will be lots of fun and spectators to keep you distracted from the repetition of 150 circles!

  3. I always love to see what you're up to. An indoor marathon!! Good luck. Still trying to wrap my mind around 150 laps...

  4. The St. Olaf race is a hoot! It is good you have a helper keep track of your laps so that you don't have to count.

  5. That sounds like a great one - yay!

  6. Wow, do they have cheese on the course to keep you moving?? I would so feel like a mouse in a trap...

  7. SOOOO pumped that you got in! YAYYYYY!

  8. Congrats on getting in! Would drive me crazy to run around a track..but gotta do what you gotta do!