04 April 2011

Meet Me in St. Louis...

...at the finish line, and bring beer.

Well, it's "Go Time" this Sunday, and I'm mostly excited just to escape Wisconsin for 48 hours. My foot is about 90% better, and the knee is all the way back to normal. My last two decent runs were on pace, but I still felt like I was struggling to get through them, so I'm going to continue to keep it easy this week and rest up. The current forecast has a 40% chance of thunderstorms. Awesome.

I'm not overly confident in my chances at breaking 3 hours, especially with that forecast, so I'm hoping to start my run intelligently (yeah, right) and then make my decision about half way whether to go with it or not.

After this race, I'm going to get back to trail running and I can't wait for that. Hopefully by this time next week the snow will be completely gone, and I'll be able to start planning my first mud-filled trail run!


SteveQ said...

Never go into a race saying you're not confident. You never know when it's going to be your last chance to break 3.

Now go do it.

Matthew Patten said...

You have no chance breaking 3.

You are a total loser.

You have no business running marathons.

You are especially right about that Wisconsin comment

nwgdc said...

Steve- you're right. Hell, worst thing is I blow up again.
No, I take that back...the worst thing would be if I see you at mile 20ish and look decent, only to blow up and give back all the time I had, and then have to be verbally abused at mile 23 my Pat Matten on my way to a 3:03 finish, walking across the line with my tail between my legs.

You aren't going to spectate St. Louis like Twin Cities, right?

Matt- You're right. You're right. You're right. Jesse Ventura.

SteveQ said...

I heard a rumor that the marathon was going to be canceled due to heat; can't wait to hear the report!