22 May 2008

Madison Pre-Race Report

Here's some interesting reading regarding possible conditions for Sunday's Madison Marathon:

JSOnline's Off The Couch Blog.

Madison's Capital Times Article.

The current forecast calls for 80 degrees and thunderstoms. I'm not worried. Well, not all that much, I guess.

Rain? I've got some experience with that.

Heat? Well, considering a chunk of my mileage has been in conditions similar to this and this, perhaps I should be a bit concerned. Then again, 80 is a cold front compared to Chicago.

All this doesn't matter, really. I'm just really excited to run. I'll show up. (Hopefully everyone else involved with the marathon does, too.) I'll strap on my Coleman watch. (Hopefully the race organizers use a slightly more sophisticated timing system.) I'll run. I'll receive a huuuuuuuge hug from Ellie (who's running the half marathon) and my parents after I'm done. Then I'll be sure to let you all know how it went!

Thanks for all the support, guys! It's appreciated more than you know!


Nitmos said...

Go get 'em!

If it rains, keep telling yourself - like champion race horses - that YOU are a mudder. and a mutha'!

Marcy said...

I hope the weather is favorable, but if not . . .I'm SURE you'll be aight anyway ;-) GOOD LUCK!!

Triseverance said...

Rock it, you know WI weather it may be 80 but not until like 3:45 in the afternoon. You will have a great morning to run, that is my prediction.

Ax said...

Glad to hear that you aren't concerned about the weather. You are going to be awesome. I can't wait to hear about it.

keith said...

I just ran in Madison this morning while I was visiting on business. Nice little trails around that lake near the capitol.

Good luck this weekend! It will be a good race for you.

Jillian said...

Good luck in Madtown! Can't wait to hear how it goes. My full will be in Grand Rapids, MI in Oct. Can't wait to join the "marathon completor's club". : ) Run hard!

The Laminator said...

Go get 'em. Weather won't be a factor for you since you've had sooo much practice running in less than perfect conditions anyway. Have an excellent race!