Okay, Coeur D'Alene was my 8th official marathon in my 8th official state ever, and one of my goals was to get my 10th in by the end of this year so that I can join the 50 states club. There's no real practical reason to do this. It's just that, well, it's a goal, and goals are nice to have, so, why not do one in my home town?
The New Mexico Marathon is on August 31st, and that will be state #9 (and the 6th one year) The course is one where the first 16 miles I've actually ridden my bike on. Also if I sign up by July 30th, I get a "free" wicking T-shirt.
Because. I can always use a free shirt. To add to all my other free shiRts. I'm calling out my local peeps: Dread Pirate, SWTriGal and H, Cindy and Lisa to do this one too.
C'mon, girls! I mean, it's a FREE TECH SHIRT!
(for only $68)
Added later: There's also a HALF marathon going at the same time.
According to this course profile. It's not as bad as it looks, but it appears that you run up to the top of a mountain and then roll downhill for four miles.
Seriously, that first uphill will get your attention and as the downhills can be hard on the quads, it's good to practice them.
And coolness: I can practice on the course itself!
Oh, one more thing: Em. >Sheepish grin and blush<
I was in the local paper.
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