Celtic Solstice Five Miler, tomorrow

In ~20 hours I will be racing the in Celtic Solstice Five Miler my wife will be there to cheer and my youngest sister may also be running.

Went up to the community gym last evening, I should do that more often. It isn't big or equipped with all the latest gear but it has more than enough for a good workout. Did about a mile warmup, got a good stretch, did another slow mile, stretched some more and walked home. As a dry run I tried the gortex biking booties as the ventilation in my shoes has been a little on the chilly side. The booties are OK, but they are C-'s 41/42 and I wear 45s, they didn't bother me and I noticed a decrease in chilly feet on my walk to and from the gym.



Weather.com says Baltimore will have a "Fitness Comfort Index of 2 (where 3-1: Uncomfortable)" Mostly Cloudy to Cloudy with predicted temperatures of 30F feels like 20F. It should be fun, except for the getting up early to drive up for the race.


Comments:

Man, you runners. What is that, a map of a bowl of spaghetti? When are you going to learn about the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. It's a race right?

Posted by ThinGuy on December 14, 2007 at 05:31 AM EST #

It is a race. I have bib# 2073 and paid for the premium (brooks jacket) which is sweet! As of Dec 11 (assuming the bibs are being allocated sequentially) there were 2384 pre-registered runners. At the moment I am a middle of the pack at best runner. I should finish in something like 46:00

Posted by Shawn Ferry on December 14, 2007 at 06:23 AM EST #

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