Monday, January 19, 2009

On Your Mark, Get Set...

Ocean Drive 10 Miler training starts today. Well, I start training today. I have been looking forward to this since Thanksgiving. As cold and as brutal and as boring as training can be, I still like getting into a routine when it comes to getting ready for a race. So even though the Eagles disappointed (bah humbug), it's still an exciting day.

The race, which takes place on March 29, is part of the Ocean Drive marathon and also includes (obviously) a marathon and a 5k. Anyone else going to be running that morning? I believe one reader is doing the marathon (right, Matt?)

I talked to a lot of people who did last year's race after the fact...I'd love to see who's going to be there in advance this year. It's not so much the support you need on race day but more so through the training. The race only lasts a few hours -- the training is 10 weeks. So raise your hand if you'll be there.

I'm also signed up on Daily Mile, so if you'd like to follow along or friend me, click here. If you're on Daily Mile, here's the race's DM site.

And let's not forget our polar plungers! Sorry I couldn't be there...but here's a video of the event. My favorite part is near the end when you can hear a gentleman say "this is the dumbest thing I've ever done." HA!

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Matt said...

yes, i am in. did 16 miles yesterday-- ugh.

Jen A. Miller said...

Ugh is right. I don't if I'll ever get up to marathon training. Where do you find the time?

Leigh Wetterau said...

I'm going to run the 10 miler

Jen A. Miller said...

Great, Leigh! Have you run it before?

Leigh Wetterau said...

Nope, i haven't run it before... The most I've done in races was cape may 5 miler and philadelphia marathon 8k... I'm looking forward to it though!

I'm flying home for it, and then back here to school to do the Athens half marathon the next week!