Thursday, May 29, 2008

THE BLUE MENACE AND MILE 10



Greetings Team Voice members and All About the Mouseketeers. The adventure has begun. With todays replay of episode one I thought it wold be fun to post the script. I will put the others up over the next four weeks. I know the text looks small so you can either click on it for a larger view or right click, save it and open it using your software.

Ok on to today. I had a great nights sleep. Temps were in the 60's with rain outside. Windows open. Ahh fresh air is just the E ticket for a good nights rest. This afternoon I will be picking up Larry and we will drive down to the Des Moines convention center for packet pick-up. My plan for this evening is to be in bed no later than 10 o'clock. As I will be picking up Larry again at 5am. The race is running bus transportation from Downtown up to the Dam at Saylorville Lake.

I made a trip up to the Dam last night and drove off the course. Mostly because I wanted to refresh my mental picture and secondly to check out the condition of the roads. The course is mostly in good shape but the road has some rough spots between miles 8 and 9.5. Runners will need to pay attention to avoid some twisted ankles. Other parts of the course have fresh asphalt.


Of course I visited the scene of the crime from my 06 run. Mile 10 that is. I've already talked about on earlier posts. It's were I "hit the wall" and finished out the race by wogging. My primary goal this year is simply not to hit this.


I would like to finish with an improved averaged pace, but truthfully if I can avoid the wall and finish feeling strong that will be the victory for me.

Update tomorrow.

9 comments:

mgreene said...

Jeff,

Good luck tomorrow - remember, don't start out too fast!

MikeF. said...

Jeff good luck at the race! After seeing how you have been training I have the faith that you WILL finish strong. And remember if you feel yourself start to drag. Just sing to your self "Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming" Again Good luck and be safe.

Joggerblogger said...

Good luck chap - hope it's goes well for you and what a great way to kick start Juneathon ;-)

Chris said...

Go out there and get that Dam race! :-)

DebWDW said...

Wow, that looks so far! Have a great race! I think you'll do great this year. Can't wait to hear about it.

sambycat said...

you can do it!

let's see, what else?
no capes!
you look mahvelous!

Basil said...

Can't wait to hear how it went!!

Rae! said...

I hope the race is going good!!!!
Pride on 3!!!!1....2....3...
PRIDE!!!!!!!

Well...... Pacing.... I keep looking at my phone.....the blog..... the clock......

Chris said...

Just saw on Mike's page that you did it! WOOHOO!! FANTASTICO! :-)