Tuesday, September 26, 2006

PF Chang's Rock and Roll Marathon

I guess it's official. I am going to be running in my first 1/2 marathon on January 14, 2007. Our local PF Chang's Rock and Roll marathon with very little elevation change. From downtown Phoenix to downtown Tempe.

I attended the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TnT) meeting tonight and decided I should run for a cause. They have a coaching staff that will train us for the next 3 months and we runners will raise money to help find a cure for blood cancers. If you're a runner and are planning a 1/2 or full marathon, I would encourage you to run for a cause.

After the meeting I still needed to get my 4 miles in. I ran a new course in my neighborhood. It's 2 miles long and I ran it twice. My splits were: 12.25/14.45/16.12/13.51 for a total of 57.13. Not real good, but it was back up towards 88* at 8 pm at night. That gives me over 127 miles since August 1.


Carl " Ray Markini " Nordstrom said...

Hey congrats on going for the half! My brother just moved to Arizona and wants me to run the Rock N Roll! I told him, once I conquer the Disney 1/2 in 07 & the Disney full in 08, I will try the Rock N Roll in 09! Good luck on your training!

ravenclawprefect said...

TnT is a great cause. My 10 year old has leukemia so I thank you for running for him. Every little bit helps!


Vic said...

Well, ok!!! The journey begins.

Javamom said...

Woohoo!! Congrats on signing up!! Gosh, I have thought about it so much but just won't be ready until next year! Congrats!!