Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Western States... oops. [UPDATE: Maybe not!]
Amidst all the Western States hoopla last weekend, I realized I missed the deadline to enter the 2011 lottery. Heartland gave me a qualifying run. Bummer. A finish at Mother Road in November will also qualify me, but I'm batting .500 on finishing 100 mile runs. Nothing is guaranteed. Too bad I missed a shot at getting in next year.
UPDATE: Shout out and thanks to Larry, who pointed out the error in my reading of the rules. (And I'm a lawyer, dammit!) Apparently, the lottery for 2011 opens October 23, 2010. And Heartland does qualify me, since I ran the race on October 10, 2009 (the qualifying period is October 1, 2009 through November 6, 2010.) Woo-hoo!