Off to Tucson tomorrow to run 26.2

It will be cold at the Tucson Marathon on Sunday. We will board a bus at around 5AM and will be at the starting line by 6. The temperature will be just above freezing with winds blowing from the West at around 15MPH. I like to run light, but this race will require some warmth:

  • Saucony Kinvara II shoes – check
  • Sugoi compression socks – check
  • Underarmour compression underwear – check
  • CWX warm compression tights – check
  • Inner-layer long-sleeve under-shirt – check
  • Sugoi vest (with two pockets in the back) – check
  • Asics arm warmers – check
  • adidas warm running gloves – check
  • Rudy Project prescription sunglasses – check
  • Chrissie Wellington autographed visor – check
  • Garmin 910XT – check
  • Heart rate monitor – check
  • 4 Singer waffles (1 for pre-race and 3 during the race) – check
  • iPod with perfect race music (not pictured here) – check

I may also need a beanie or maybe a headband. Am I ready? Well, I’m as ready as I am going to get. Butterflies are fluttering in my stomach. All I can think of is Tucson….and Boston.

At the short and easy bike-ride today, it was a bit too much traffic. Shelly joined me for part of the ride; we were passing by Brett’s house and called him to see if he wanted to join us. Unfortunately, he was down in Chandler.

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