Friday, February 12, 2010

Week Nine, Day Five: 1.5 Hour Trainer + Austin Trip

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This will probably be my last chance to post until after the Austin 1/2 Mary on Sunday.  Annie and I plan on leaving tomorrow morning around 9AM.  It is about a 3 hour drive to Austin so we plan on hitting up some Cracker Barrel breakfast (they have turkey sausage and whole wheat french toast!!!) and then getting on our way.  Annie is looking forward to going to the race expo and then hanging out in Austin with our friends and family.

Unfortunately my parents were unable to make it in because of all the snow in Western PA.  My mom was going to walk the 1/2 but I guess old man winter had different plans.  She should bill Al Gore for the $75 non-refundable entry fee!  

Our race team is going to consist of our friends Elizabeth and Jim and my cousin Bonnie and her husband Rick and their daughter Erika.  Erika is a cross country runner for her high school team and she is going to try and keep up with me (or probably I will try and keep up with her) for the half.  Bonnie is going to run the half and will probably stay with Annie for the first 11 miles when the course splits and then Annie will go off on her own for the full 26.2.  I am going to carry a camera and hope to get a bunch of good shots.  

I am planning on starting with the 3:40 pace group for the race.  If anyone is going to be there I'll be the skinny guy with a long sleeve yellow compression shirt and a white running hat on.  Come by and say hello!

Also, on Monday morning I will tabulate all the entries for the Chocolate #9 contest and get the name of the winner out .

As for my training.  Yesterday was a leave at 7AM get home at 11PM work day.  Which means absolutely no training happened.  It was probably a good thing because when I woke up my body was feeling beat up from the volume of the last few days.  But today was much  better.  I was able to get in a hard 1.5 hours on the indoor trainer this evening.  And right as I finished my wonderful wife had brought home some whole wheat pizza and salad - it was glorious!

The plan for tomorrow is to get up early and get on the trainer again for at least 45 minutes.  I really wanted to go swim but my stupid gym doesn't open until 8AM on Saturday.  They suck.

Thanks for Reading,



  1. Good luck to all of you! And that is such a bummer your mom couldn't make it

  2. Thanks Libby -- it does suck! I told them then need to move south!

  3. Have fun with your marathon. Looking forward to reading your race report.

  4. Move south? We have 4 inches of snow in Atlanta this morning. Florida's nice, I hear....

  5. Haha, bill Al Gore. Well at least I am not the only one that thinks he is bonkers. Good luck at the race Jeff, hope you hit your goal time. The race expos are awesome. I pick up a lot of good gear there at cheap prices. I also use those to stock up on GU packs for a few months :)

  6. Looking forward to hearing all about your race...really too bad your mom couldn't make it. Sounds like you'll be a great group though :)

  7. Can't wait to here about the race! Post that report ASAP!