9.24.2006

One week and counting...

In one week, Anne and I are racing in the Portland Marathon.

You may remember that Anne walked the race (26.2 miles) last year in just over seven hours.

I was so impressed with her discipline that I decided to start training too. Anne lost 35 lbs. and was logging as many as 40 miles a week during her peak training. A man can't watch that happen for long without being impressed!

Anne's goal this year is 6h10m. She is an amazingly fast walker, so I think she'll get it easily. My goal is 4 hours. Some days I feel pretty confident to be able to do it, and some days I think I am out of my mind.

We are both looking forward to the race, as well as getting it behind us. We each have been training up to 10 hours a week, so scheduling has been thorny.

We'll let you know how we do, and maybe have some pictures too.

5 comments:

Heidi said...

You guys are awesome! I am sure you'll both get meet goals. Good luck!

Heidi said...

...I mean meet your goals..or get them. Whatever I meant to type! :)

Becks & Lee said...

Perhaps we will see you there as Becks is running it again! I am doing the much more modest 10K Mayors Walk with Ezra! Good luck to you both!!

Ellen said...

Good luck! This is an awesome undertaking and we are proud of both of you!! Our thoughts and prayers will follow you to be sure!

Becks & Lee said...

Great job you guys! You both did awesome! I am sure I saw you come across the finish,Adam, but just didn'trealize it! Becks tried looking out for you, but never saw you. Congrats!