Thursday, October 13, 2005

Running around

Hey folks. I may be a little quiet between now and the start of next week. I'm getting psyched up for another marathon this weekend, this time in Columbus, OH, where their motto is "Our World is Flat." They also have a really high number of runners qualifying for Boston, and since that's my goal, too, I picked this race as my best possible chance. I've trained really hard for this one and I'm ready. I even got a massage on Tuesday to loosen me up and I'll be running with a pace group to keep me from taking off too fast. I need to run 3hrs. 45mins. or faster to qualify for Boston, so I'm runing with the 3:40 pace group (the next one is 3:50 -- too slow). Anyway, I'm starting to get too nervous and distracted now to write, and I'm leaving on Saturday and won't be back until Sunday night, at which point I'll post my results.

In the meantime, wish me luck and, if you know me in real life (that is, if you know my full first and last name), you can apparently follow my progress on race day on the marathon web site. (This is according to an email I got from the race people.) That link just sends you to the marathon home page, but I assume on race day there will be a link there to tell you where to look up runner progress and a place to enter my name. Or email me and I'll send you my bib number.

Here's hoping I don't bonk!


AiE said...

Oh my goodness! I feel like such a dork--I didn't even realize you'd started blogging.

Duh. I bookmarked your blog, but you hadn't started blogging at that point and I up and forgot to check back.

Anyway, I want to wish you really good luck at the marathon. I am totally slow and short-distance compared to you! :)

And I also want to say that I'm flattered that I'm in your "Other Smart People" sidebar! ;)

Also, I want to send you an e-mail about something else, but I don't see an addresss. Will you send me an e-mail with your address? Thanks ...

Dr. Virago said...

Hi AiE. No worries. I think you told me to tell you when I was up and running and I completely forgot! And yes, you are the only other smart person in the world! :) OK, maybe there are others, but I still need to expand my blog reading beyond academics and academics in exile!

I haven't gotten around to putting my email in the sidebar -- and this template doesn't do it automatically -- but if you view my profile, it's there. It's teheequodshe [at] sbcglobal [dot] net. I'll send you an email, too, just in case you don't see this.

Ancrene Wiseass said...

Good luck, TF!

I never cease to be amazed at your ability to run more than 26 miles when I can hardly work up the energy to walk back and forth to the bus every day.

You rock. I'll be rooting for ya!

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Good luck! Don't bonk...when the pressure is on...don't bonk... (can't remember the rest of that commercial.)

Think I'll sit here and eat some more chocolate and watch more TV...

Dr. Virago said...

Wiseass - well, *hardly* more than 26 miles. 2/10ths of mile more, to be precise. :) But seriously, thanks! And thanks to you, too, New Kid! I hope when I come back the next entry is called "Boston, baby!" But if not, well, at least I'll know my limits.