>> Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Remember this from the 2007 TC Marathon?
And remember these 2 photos from the 2008 TC Marathon?
The last 2 years, some of Pharmie’s family and I have cheered as farm animals for the runners of the Twin Cities Medtronic Marathon. There’s a little change in plans this year. A big group of her family (brother, sister, aunts, uncles, and a cousin) and I registered in the TC 10 Mile lottery. You can do a group lottery where they will accept all or none of you. And we got in!!
So there will be a bunch of us starting the 10 Mile just before the Marathon starts this year. Among the 10 Mile runners are Matt and I (the Cow and the Cock). My plan is to have my car spotted near the finish line so I can finish the race, get back to the car, change into the Cock outfit, cheer for the rest of the 10 Miler group, and then cheer for all the marathoners running by (the 10 Miler and the Marathon have the same finishline). So the farm animals won’t be at the start and at mile 15 like we were the last 2 years, but we’ll still be rocking Mile 26!! Should be fun!!
Oh, and on that note, I have some goals to share. Right now, my unrealistic goal for the 10 Miler is sub-60. I have a SHOT at it, but we’ll have to see how training goes. (Last week I ran a hard 5 mile tempo in 29:27, but right now I could NOT maintain that pace for twice that distance.) I know I can do sub-65, but I’d like to see just how close I can get to 60 minutes! This should be a fun journey!