Well, isn’t this a slap in the face and a kick in the balls?
A few hours after posting my half and full marathon goals for the first part of 2022 and three days after booking my travel arrangements, I received this wonderful email from the folks at Rock n Roll.
Basically, the full marathon is canceled, but folks can “downgrade” their registrations to the half marathon, 10K, or 5K races. Or, folks can “exchange” this registration for one of six other Rock n Roll marathons. A couple things regarding this change in plan.
My training goals in case anyone was interested.
-Did the folks at Rock n Roll not cross their Ts and dot their Is? Maybe the city of New Orleans dropped the ball on this. Anyway, why would Rock n Roll open registration for a race when its plans were not finalized. I guess I’m partially to blame because when I registered back in Oct., the site did say that the marathon course would be updated soon. I guess Rock n Roll sure did update the course . . . updated it to no course. I have heard plenty of stories about Rock n Roll canceling their events (even before the pandemic), but I wonder if these were issues with Rock n Roll or the hosting cities.
-Since I’m trying to be more positive for 2022, I’m not going to get too upset over this news. Running the half instead of the full marathon will give me more time to enjoy the fun food (and cocktails) of New Orleans.
-Had I known this was going to happen, I would have planned for a full marathon in March, but that month is already spoken for with Love Run Philly Half Marathon.
Remember: I have a plan to run either a half or full marathon each month in 2022.
-Maybe, I’ll plan to run a full marathon in April. Rock n Roll does have a marathon near the end of April in Nashville. Do I risk another Rock n Roll screw-up? Actually, I do not have a choice because I still have one more voucher left in my 3-race voucher.
Shucks, all of this ranting and I did not even talk about my running. I guess I’m living up to my NYC Marathon motto.
Questions of the day:
-Any recommendations for a marathon in April (preferably on the east coast)?
-Have you ever been burned by the folks at Rock n Roll?
Goal(s) for the week:
Solidify a training plan – I have been kind of slacking on my non-running workouts.