Monday, February 18, 2008

Looking ahead to the Cowtown

The Iron Man distance triathlon ends with a full marathon.

The Half Iron Man distance (for which I'm training) ends with a half marathon.

I've never run a full or half marathon distance either in a race or a training run.

That's about to change!

For mostly psychological reasons, I decided to opt out of our team's weekend brick workout and instead to run the Cowtown Half Marathon this Saturday, February 23, 2008.

Bricks are great training - they combine cycling and running elements in race like conditions. They're great at conditioning your legs and heart.

What I need is a specific kind of mental conditioning. I need to know what it feels like to run 13.1 miles.

Plus, the Cowtown promises to be a fun event - bigger this year than ever before.

You've probably noticed the pervasive and deep links between amateur endurance sports events and charitable and social causes. The Cowtown is affiliated with the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center and serves to promote health awareness in the community. Pretty cool.


jmiahj said...

WooHoo!!! Get after it Jon, have a great run! You'll knock its socks off! Just don't go out too fast: start easy, finish strong.

Hope all is well for you and D.

Good luck. - Miah

Jonathan Goodman said...

Great advice! Thanks Miah.

And thanks for supporting this season's campaign. The Society and I thank you. You'll have a thank you card in the mail as soon as I find time to get out and buy more stamps!

We're doing well. Looking forward to visiting soon.

And I'll be checking in on your team blog...and watching for some jmiahj posts.