• Pre-race excitement and happenings

    Date: 2010.04.10 | Category: races, running | Tags: ,,

    It is an absolutely gorgeous day in St. Louis today.  It is in the mid 70s and it’s bright and sunny.

    Mark was a good husband and went to the Go! St. Louis marathon Expo with me in the St. Louis University Chaifetz Arena this morning.

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    This is one of my favorite parts of the St. Louis marathon weekend – all the free swag, samples, and running-related gear.  An aerial view of the madness:

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    Thanks, random dude, for the photo bomb (actually it’s just my crappy photog skillz).

    Apparently, the half marathon here is a big deal – I’ve ran in it twice, but it is one of the largest half marathon events in the United States.  There will be over 12,000 participants in the half and a measly 3,000 in the full.  I’m # 182 – and apparently there is a way to stream my progress live since that is what my dad is planning on doing.  Cool, huh?

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    I know Mark probably wasn’t that thrilled about it all, but I think even he can sense all the excitement in the small space.

    I picked up a fuel belt and a bunch of race related fliers and also a little charm that says “26.2” on it.  I had fun, but since it was such a nice day Mark and I decided to take Ada to the park – specifically, Castlewood State Park

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    I think Ada liked it.  

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    I have already laid out my clothes and gear for tomorrow.  I am pretty much ready to go – all I have to do is wake up on time and hopefully I won’t overheat tomorrow!  It’s going to be a little warmer than what I am used to training in. 

    I will be back for a race report tomorrow!