Friday, February 15, 2008

Going to the Beach

Well, it's not exactly "beach season," but tomorrow is the Myrtle Beach Half/Full Marathon. I'll be running the half, while my travel buddy runs the full for "speed work." That’s right, Mike is preparing for Western States 100… so, I guess 26.2 is equivalent to a decent training run.

I’ve been looking forward to this race for many reasons:

-I’ll get to see the ocean, always a good thing.
-I grew up going to M.B. during summer vacation. My mom’s side of the family had a beach house on Ocean Blvd… and every summer we’d spend a week there. Walking to the Pavilion, going to the water parks, shopping at tacky surf shops, playing in the ocean.
-I’ve never run a not-so-hilly half marathon… so, we’ll see how it goes.
-Chances of repeating AORTA half weather conditions (freezing rain); on the slim side
-It’s a larger race! No way I’ll be in the lead pack here… but, I’m excited about seeing race supporters. It’ll feel like a big race.

I’ll be on the road later today… headed to the coast.
Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

AWESOME!!!! WE're both running 1/2 this weekend - TOTALLY COOL!

Can't wait to hear all about your race - you'll get me FIRED UP for mine on Sunday....

way way way awesome!

Anonymous said...

Most excellent...! I will call you on the road to heaven...Jenny

Sally said...

Say hey to Myrtle Beach for me and wave if you pass Aunt Ola's house. (what great memories!). Run with the wind, enjoy the flats and let your legs fly! Hugs. Can't wait to hear about the race.

You are going to do GREAT!!!!

Love,
Mom

Sally said...

Even before you post your race results I want to say CONGRATULATIONS on a GREAT race! 1:27 - FAST! 6:34 pace FAST.... when I see you next you'll have to give me some pointers. love you honey and really - congratulations!
xoxo Mom