Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tomorrow...waiting for race day.

Here I am just hours away from my #1 daughter's first marathon and I feel more like its my first marathon instead. There are the typical questions...have we done the right training? Well we get to the right pace and hold that for the distance? How will we handle the wall?

If I was running this by myself, it would be like any marathon before. But this is her first marathon. And the questions...are there. I know the stuff she is made of. She will excel like with everything she has tried. That I have no doubt. But...she is still my daughter...and she has trusted me to help her get to the starting line. Now...the question is how will we get to the finish line. Knowing her...we will do well.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Baltimore Half Marathon

Sorry, I've not updated this. Busy week, but I did run the Baltimore Half this past Saturday. It was a nice race but not in the top ten list. The course was challenging. The first ten miles was tough and the last three miles were a runner's dream (all down hill with the wind at your back). I was a bit disappointed with my time. I was hoping to go sub 2 hours, but the headwind and the rolling hills in the first 10 miles took a lot out of me. Next up is the Marine Corp Marathon on the 31st. I'll be running with daughter #1. It will be her I'm not looking to set a new personal best here but just to enjoy the day and the company.