Weekend in Columbus...Football Game and a Marathon!
Posted Apr 17 2009 12:31am
Landed in Columbus to a gorgeous Fall afternoon. It's wonderful to see all of the leaves changing colors. I forget what that looks like as Austin doesn't have the "typical" Fall appeal of the Midwest. Mom and Dad were thrilled to host our quick trip and we're getting ready to head down to the race expo.
I'm very much looking forward to the Columbus Marathon on Sunday...errr...I mean my 26.2 Mile training run! I'm hoping to hover around the 4:00 hour mark, which is an approximate 9:00/mile pace. My Marathon PR is a 3:29 from Dallas last year, and I must admit, it feels great having absolutely no pressure going into this run. This is one of my favorite courses as it sparks all kinds of nostalgia just being in my hometown. Unfortunately, we're only here for a couple of days, but the course winds through some of the best parts of town. Shawn is running the Half, so at least I'll have him by my side for the first 13.1 miles.
Oh yeah--plus we also just found out today that we scored TWO tickets to the Ohio State Football game tomorrow against Michigan State!!! YES YES YES!!! It pays to have relatives with "connections." Rumor has it that we'll actually be in a luxury suite. I'll believe it when I see it. (I'll take pictures!)
College Football and Running a Marathon all in one weekend. Does it get better than this??