Monday, April 14, 2008

No turning back now! One week to go!

With exactly one week to go it is time to start checking the weather daily. The weather for Boston on April 21st is now predicted to be 44-55 degrees and partly cloudy. It may rain the next day. I hope the weather doesn't speed up. The weather for Lancaster is supposed to be, can you guess, windy all week. So I decided to run Monday morning instead of Tuesday. I just got in a nice easy 4 miles in 30 minutes.

The reason I say "No turning back now" is that the Antelope Valley Press printed an article on the three of us from the AV that are running the Boston Marathon this year. They are going to do a follow up on our results after the race. See the article below.

There was some great marathon news today. The London Marathon was this weekend and Ryan Hall was running it in preparation for Beijing. It was the fastest marathon of all time as the top 6 finishers were all under 2:07. See the results article here and here. Ryan Hall was 2:06:17 which was a 3 minute PR and puts him second fastest US marathoner ever. See video interview here.

Here is another good interview with Joan Benoit-Samuelson who, at the age of 50, will be running the US Women's Olympic Trials Marathon with a goal of 2:50 (6:30 pace).

Here is the Runner's World expert poll to predict the 3 qualifiers for the Olympic Marathon.

1 comment:

douglas wade said...

That is a nice article. I have followed your progress since you started blogging. I wish the AV press would have posted your blog address, that would have help others.

-d