It's Friday evening and I just finished mowing the front yard. The typical postage size stamp yard in Southern California so it didn't take long. I'll get to the edging next time around. I've got better things to worry about right now.
I've got to go make a last minute trip to the store; food for the dog and PowerGel for me and then get back home to pack up the suitcase. I'm putting my running gear in a back pack and it goes on the plane with me. They can lose my luggage but at least I'll have the clothes on my back and my running stuff.
My wife and I arrive in Seattle mid morning tomorrow and then off to the Expo. We are both really looking forward to the long weekend away and to exploring the area. I looking forward to a carbo load dinner with Kitty and Leroy, fellow CA Cruisers, and definitely meeting up with fellow blogger and SEAFAIR marathoner, the real deal Ultramarathon Man (not Dean K), Rob for a post marathon celebratory meal.
Just a quick recap of my week:
Monday - I took it easy pretty much all day.
Tuesday - I went for a 13 mile bike ride with the guys and a couple of the wives and kids from our small group. We rode a gentle uphill and back down private road up the West Fork of the San Gabriel River. You can read about the trail here. No running that day. My schedule called for 6 miles. Normally when I go on one of these rides I still make an effort to get my running miles in. I have to have something to put down in my log book, you know. But since I'm in taper mode I decided not to be quite so anal about it this time and skipped the run.
Wednesday - I went for a bike ride with my youngest son back over in Bonelli. This time we both rode bikes and we went a little farther than last week. Somewhere along the way, he commented to me that he wasn't going to sing this time because he didn't want to end up on the blog. I guess that tactic didn't work, sorry bud.
Thursday - I took him to a paintball place in Anaheim, so I went over to our usual Saturday morning run on the Santa Ana River Trail for 4 miles. I went out 2 in 16:11. I was pretty happy about that. When I got back to the start I checked the watch and it said 16:11. Before you start thinking that I had a nice consistent run, don't. I hit the wrong button on the watch at 2 miles so I have no idea how fast or slow I ran the second 2 miles.
Friday - rest day except for the lawn mowing.
I won't have internet access after tonight. (Its kind of hard to lug a desk top computer around. )So just in case your interested in my performance at SEAFAIR you can check here:
Unofficial: Unofficial results will be posted 30 minutes after the first person finishes. Results will be posted online at www.perfecttimeevents.com immediately following the event.
Official: Official results with be available approximately 24 hours after the marathon's completion at www.seafairmarathon.com.
Just look for Darrell in the finishers under 4:00, I hope! I want to thank everybody for all the good wishes you've sent the last few days. The RBF is awesome. We'll get back home late Tuesday evening, so hopefully I'll get a race report up Wednesday evening at the latest. I'll catch up with you all then.