WHERE ARE WE GOING?
White Bear Lake, MN
Saturday, Sept. 8
Get Ready to Rock 20-Mile
NO REALLY, WHY?
We're taking a family trip to visit my wife's sister and a friend of hers from medical school. I'm not going to let an escape from Texas heat go to waste.
WHO ELSE IS GOING?
Looks like something on the order of 200 runners for what is usually a tune-up for the Twin Cities Marathon, run 4 weeks later. There are 5K and 10K races also.
WHAT'S THE FORECAST?
Glorious, just glorious. Low 50s at the start, low 60s at the finish. Fully 25 degrees cooler than my race yesterday. It will be magnificent.
HOW DO WE WIN?
I learned from yesterday's race not to make any guesses about where I might place in a race, because you never know who else might see last year's results and go cherry-picking. But I should be in the mix for an age group award -- 3rd, not 1st -- if tradition holds and I run around a 2:23 as I should. I'll be happy with anything under 2:27.