October 29, 2009

Half Fanatics!

If you're a runner you've probably heard of a "club" known as the Marathon Maniacs. There are different levels you can qualify for, with each consecutive one being harder than the next. For example, to qualify for the lowest "Bronze Level" you only have to complete one of the following:

1) Back-to-Back Marathons (2 marathons in consecutive weekends)
2) 2 Marathons in 3 weeks (2 Marathons within a 16 day time frame)
3) 3 Marathons in 3 months (3 Marathons within a 90 day time frame)

Crazy, right!? Despite this obvious fact, it has become a goal of mine to one day be a certified Maniac. This will probably take years of running experience, but in the meantime, I found another way to satisfaction: Half Fanatics! Yes, you guessed right, this is the equivalent club for those who run lots and lots of half marathons. The criteria for each level is similar to that of the Maniacs, substituting halfs for full marathons. Well, it turns out that after I run Big Sur on November 15th, I'll qualify for the first "Neptune Level" by running 3 half marathons within 90 days!! It may be a long time before I can call myself a Maniac but for now I'll settle with being a Fanatic!!


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