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.