Saturday, October 16, 2010
What I'm Doing Tomorrow
I'm running the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon tomorrow. I'm nervous about the race in that I want to finish with a better time than last year and know I will be disappointed if that doesn't happen. I'm excited though because this is such an awesome race! It starts in Detroit, Michigan and the route takes you over the Ambassador Bridge into Canada. The route goes along Riverside Drive in Windsor and then we go through the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel (the world's only underwater mile in racing by the way) back into Michigan. There are 19,000 people registered to run tomorrow between the half, the full, and the relays. There are always thousands of people out cheering and the atmosphere is amazing!
We went across to the expo last night to pick up our race kits. Considering the number of people registered to race the pick up process was really smooth and we were in and out of line in less than 5 minutes. I was really excited when I saw the shirts - they're awesome! The picture above is the back of the shirt. I love that they're black and the fit of them is really flattering. I have a drawer full of oddly coloured race shirts and so many of them are the oddest sizes that I never really end up wearing them. This one was a nice surprise.
We have an early wake up call tomorrow since we need to leave at 5 to head across the border for the 7 a.m. start time.
So, for the rest of the afternoon and evening I will be sitting around in these....
watching playoff baseball (go Yankees!) and eating our traditional "night before the race" meal of pasta with french bread and ceasar salad.
Race report to come after the race. Wish me luck!