It’s official, my flights for the Marine Corps 17.75 in DC are booked! It’s going to be one of the quickest running turnarounds of my life (in DC for roughly 24 hours, including the race), but it’ll be worth it.
I’m going to let you in on a little-known fact relating to this race, which eventually made the BylMiles Team decision to run it. This year’s Marine Corps Marathon has officially switched to be a lottery entry. Now, if you have ever experienced the stress of a lottery entry race before, you know that you would do just about anything to avoid it. ever. again. Luckily, the MCM team created a little loophole. This year’s 17.75 race in April is the one race that if you finish, guarantees you entry to the marathon in October.
BINGO! As someone who is running as part of a team, we wanted to ensure that we could run the marathon + get in together. So, Marine Corps 17.75, here we come! The April countdown is officially on, then only a few more months after we cross that finish line until MCM round 3.
Seeing as my training is ramping up in anticipation for this race, wanted to share this awesome/totally true article from one of my favorite blogs: 25 things you learn when you train for a marathon.
As always, run on runners.