Saturday, November 01, 2008

Final thoughts

Tomorrow is the Road2Hope Half Marathon in Hamilton. We picked up our kits this morning and they leave a lot to be desired. I was a little disappointed that there was no goodie bag whatsoever. We received short-sleeve technical tees (long sleeve would have been nice for November) and the ladies' shirts are way too short. I ended up taking a large and it still barely goes past my waist.

The 5K and 10K events were going on today and the finish line seemed to be well-organized with plenty of support and spectators. It was nice to see exactly where the finish line is, since it wasn't clear on the maps provided.

Shuttle buses will take us from the finish at Confederation Park to the starting line, where we will have access to a local school to stay warm (phew!).

In weather news, the forecast is calling for 2 degrees C (26F) at the start, warming up by only a few degrees toward the end of the race, with winds around 20KM/H. It will be chilly, especially on the lake, but better than humid (or a blizzard).

Clothes are laid out, Garmin is charging, Ipod is loaded with new music (first race with tunes)...I'm ready to go. Time for a quiet evening with some spaghetti and a movie!

This will likely be my final race of 2008, so hopefully I can finish it off with a bang! I can already taste the PR.

And one more thing: Happy Birthday to Sarah!

15 comments:

Blyfinn said...

Good luck with the PR. Looking forward to hearing about it. Sound's like you have everything order and ready to go.

Marci said...

I'm staying in Hamilton tonight (in t.o for a friends bday) hope to see you tomorrow. Go get that PR!!

D10 said...

Good luck! You are going to do great. Can't wait to read all about it.

BeachRunner said...

Good luck. I am looking forward to your report of a great race.

yumke said...

Someone told me there's a nice downhill in that race. Have fun!

Jess said...

Good luck tomorrow!

Sonia said...

Hi Marlene! Thanks for stopping by my blog =) Good luck tomorrow for the half!

Run Mommy said...

Have a really great run! I have a few blog friends and in person friends running this event so I wish all the best (looks like a good temp anyway!).

Zorbs said...

My running partner will be somewhere near the finish cheering you guys on...I will be in Hamilton someplace training a client at race time.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

My dearest Marlene.

GO KICK THAT HALF MARATHON'S BUTT! Can't wait to read your race report!
:):):)

Road Warrior said...

Good luck tomorrow. Kick some butt!

Shoe Running said...

Best of luck to you! Stay warm :)

Carly said...

Good luck! I am sure you will do great.

Julianne said...

Good luck tomorrow!!! Hope you PR! :-)

Marcy said...

GOOD LUCK!! Go get that PR BABY!!!