10.08.2008

For those scoring at home

You can sign up to follow me and 44,999 of my closest friends - including steroid paper plate junkie Runner Susan - as we run the Chicago Marathon Sunday morning. Go here to sign up for text messaging, e-mails or pager alerts. Last name - Thomas. First name - David. Bib: 20474.

The race starts at 8 a.m. Chicago time.

I went back to look at my training prep for New York last year. What did I notice? I ran a few more miles this year than last but at a more than marginally slower pace. I didn't want to know that but I do now, so I am anxious about what pace Susan and I will settle on. She thinks she's going to PR by 30 minutes on the course she PRed a few years ago. I'm not so sure.

Weather forecast is now for warm weather: 60s and 70s. In fact, we're in ALERT LEVEL YELLOW-MODERATE danger status. Back up the Gatorade truck.

12 comments:

jeff said...

all signed up!

rock and roll!

jeanne said...

me too! rock and double roll!

Runner Susan said...

i shall follow your lead . . .

Darrell said...

Run a smart race. Above all, have a great time.

21stCenturyMom said...

Black shirt, maroon shorts, Runner Susan, NO IPOD!!! NO PHONE!!!, lots of water, great crowds, good weather - let 'er roll, baby! You'll have a great time.

Ted said...

I just signed up. This is neato! Ive been following the Weather Channel. I am praying the weather god will put cooler weather there.

robtherunner said...

I'll be watching...Good luck out there!

Rae said...

Good luck tomorrow!!!

Rae said...

You're doing great!!!!

Bex said...

Congrats on breaking 5:00! What an awesome race. Waiting for the race debriefing now.

aprilanne said...

I can't wait to read your race report. I hope you had a great race!

peter said...

Good luck David! It all started with our run on the Mall as you fought off food poisoning! (Just kidding.) Can't wait for your report.