It's been a weird day. I was sitting in someone's office and they mentioned about how the ventilation wasn't working, and I immediately started to get hot and flushed. I still have a headache and sinus pressure. I hope I'm not getting sick, because I didn't train for four months to wimp out with a cold now.
The swag for the race is pretty nice. I'm not a fan of the shirt color, but it does fit really well. At least people will be able to see me coming ...
I also confirmed the types of fuel available on the course. I was tempted to ask the guy how many of the people actually complete the marathon, but I decided I didn't want to know.
Instead, I got some sweet encouragement from friends.
Kim is running her first 50k tomorrow. The day we ran my 20 miler together, she completed a full marathon that day in the name of training. That's a hardcore athlete for you.
Here's the 2012 Fox Valley Marathon by the numbers.
26.2: The distance I'm going to cover.
4: The number of hours I'd like to complete the distance in.
9:09: The average pace per mile I have to maintain to meet this goal
21: The percent of marathoners who qualify for the Boston Marathon (which reminds me, good luck to Charlyn as she looks to punch her ticket to Boston).
2,920: The number of runners registered
39: The states from which the runners hail
1: The number of beer tickets attached to my race bib. Are you a pregnant runner who would like to make a donation to a deserving runner? Because I accept donations.