Saturday, November 3, 2007

It's Showtime

4:45am Race Day Morning

Friday was a busy day. I sent the family off to the Empire State Building and the WTC site while I went for a run around Central Park to get a feel for the course. It will be very challenging. I ran with Mike Heidt, Mike Sayenko, Nick Schuetze and my coach Tom Cotner.

It was windy yesterday and the forecast calls for remnants of the hurricane to bring rain and sustained winds of 20+mph with gusts of 40+.

We then had a mandatory luncheon where they went over all the details of race morning. Sat with Paul Petersen from the St. George Marathon. It was unbelievable to be in a room with so many runners. It is such a rare opportunity to have all of America's finest in one room and one race.

I then ran over to Columbus Circle to the NYRR store and picked up a ton of awesome gear from Jesse Williams of Brooks. I know Jesse from Seattle and he is the pro athelte rep for Brooks.

After that I was feeling pretty tired so I went back to the hotel to take a nap. Whatever. That didn't work out so I got my special water bottles loaded up and labeled to turn in at 5pm.

I fell asleep right about 8pm and didn't wake up until about 3:30. Just laid in bed until 4:15 and got up for good.

I feel pretty good this morning. A daunting course and less than ideal weather await me outside but it's really no different than running in Snoqualmie Ridge this time of year.

It's Showtime.


Paige Denison said...

Good Luck Sean!

Mercanator said...

Hey Sean--I hope you're feeling better after a gutty run in the NYC yesterday.

I've got a photo of you posted on my blogspot site!

Nice job!