Sunday, July 12, 2009

Let the Texas Adventure Begin!

Who's ready to run a marathon in Texas??? Wednesday, July 8th marked the kickoff meeting for the Fall 2009 Training Season for the Dallas Running Club. This is the program that will officially prepare us for the Dallas White Rock Marathon on December 13, 2009.

To say this training program has generated some interest is a bit of an understatement. Program registration was capped at 450 participants, and demand far exceeded capacity. The kickoff meeting was packed with both new and returning runners ready for 23 weeks of running adventures.

Here are a few familiar faces in the crowd... James (Oklahoma training season pace leader and mile 18 sponsor), Paul, and Danielle (Oklahoma season training buddy and Mile 25 sponsor). You may remember Danielle also known as 'hypothermia girl' from last season. Well I'm glad to report that 'h.g.' seems to have hit her stride in Dallas summer weather and is halfway through training for the Chicago Marathon in October, along with James and Paul. Whether the 3 of these guys will be recovered from Chicago and ready to also run White Rock in December remains to be seen. I think they're taking things one marathon at a time for now. :)

Me helping out at the DRC Merchandise Table.
And a room full of eager runners.After the meeting, I ran a very hot 5 miles with Team Goldilocks (more on that story later) around White Rock Lake.
Training season Week 1:
Thursday- 3 miles
Friday- rest day
Saturday- 6 miles
Sunday- cross training

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