You can’t tell that I am very excited about going can you? Well – I am very excited about going to this event. Imagine that, me the guy who doesn’t get too excited about too many things, being excited about this!
This will also be the first big Destination Race and Event that I have ever done. My other racing has always been done within an hour or so of where I lived.
There will be a 5K and 10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday – click here for the full schedule.
No – I didn’t go for the Hat Trick – all three races that weekend (5k, 10, and Half Marathon). I opted to run the 5K on Saturday and the Half on Sunday, adding a 10K on Saturday would have made my goal of pushing the Half Marathon as hard as I can, much more difficult. However, there are many people who are doing the Hat Trick – all three races.
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FTC Disclaimer: My registration for these 2 races were complimentary. I will be blogging about my experiences during this event and all opinions are my own.
I am really looking forward to the people who I might be meeting/seeing down there – like: Bart Yasso, Shalane Flanagan, Dean Karnazes, Kristin Armstrong, Mark Parent and I am sure many other runners that I talked with on Twitter in hashtags #FitFluential, #RunChat, #FitBlog or others.
I will also get to finally meet some of my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors, that I have talked with online so much over the last year!
One person that I really hope to see again, while I am down there is Amby Burfoot. I had the pleasure of watching him during workouts, when several runners in the New London/Groton area would go to the Coast Guard Academy Indoor track back in 1985/86 – I wonder if he will remember me? I think we both have a bit more gray hair .
I know that I am going to take a LOT of photos, blog and tweet about what I have seen, seminars that I am attending, the expo and who I get to talk to, while I am down there.
This will also be a great trial run for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. I will see what things I need to actually bring with me when travelling to a race, what I need to do to prepare for a bigger race, how to recover from the tough race and be ready to travel the next day. It will also give me a chance to see how I do running, with a lot more people around than I am used to. I know that I will do just fine.
By the way did I tell you how much I am looking forward to going to the Runner’s World Half and Festival! .