Saturday, April 2, 2011

Half Marathon Weekend

It's race weekend here in Knoxville! The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is tomorrow, and Melissa and I are running the half.  Today was packet pick-up at the expo.  I love race expos.  Seriously, love them.  I love hanging with other runners, and I love the shopping, and I love all the informational booths, and did I mention the shopping???  Speaking of shopping, I got a few cute things for my Easter basket giveaway. There's one more day to enter, if you haven't already. 

I also got a new pair of shoes - half price! I didn't really need the shoes yet, but it won't hurt to have another pair to rotate, since I have dedicated one pair of shoes to trail running.  I know they make great trail shoes but I don't run trails often enough to feel justified in buying a pair.  If I keep running trails, I may re-evaluate that, but right now I'm content to use a slightly used pair of running shoes.

I also discovered that we have a local health shop with an Alter-G treadmill, and a Bod Pod, and VO2 max testing, among other things.  Right here in our own little town! How cool is that? There's also a local chapter of Girls on the Run, and a wonderful wellness center - all within easy reach of my home.  I'd never have known about any of it without the expo.  

And tomorrow is the run - Melissa is using it as a training run and taking it easy. I'm going to push it, I think.  Not an all-out effort, mind you (it isn't worth starting over with back rehab) but a solid effort, and we'll see how it goes.  I'll post a race recap (and the giveaway winner!) tomorrow.  Who else is racing this weekend?

14 comments:

  1. Good luck at the race!! Did you see you won my raffle this week?

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  2. Good luck to both of you on the run tomorrow! I ran a 10K today and tomorrow I'll just go for a long run. Let's hope the weather stays nice. This sounds like such a cool expo! And you can never have too many running shoes! I want too! :-)

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  3. Good luck! I really want to get my VO2 max and %body fat tested. I think it'd be interesting training information.

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  4. i'm doing the 5K tomorrow :)

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  5. Good luck and have fun!! I'm thinking this might be one of my races next year - just as soon as I can get back into shape after having a baby :)

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  6. good luck tmrw! i always go back and forth whether i like expos. i'm not a big crowds person so i always dread them but it's never that bad once i'm there.

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  7. Good Luck on your race. I'm doing a 10k race tomorrow.

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  8. YAY!!! I hope my excitement hangs around until go time!! I can't wait. :)

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  9. Good luck tomorrow!!

    I love expos too. And speaking of expos, it's been confirmed that I will be working the expos at RnR Chicago and the Chicago Half in September. I hope you're still planning to run the one in Sept!

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  10. hope all was well with your race... i believe in you

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  11. Have fun in your race later!!! Can't wait to hear the details :-)

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  12. I hope you had a great day out there!

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  13. Thank you, everybody! It was a great day for a run!

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