Join Me for a Run?

I discovered earlier this year that I really enjoy training for some sort of athletic event. I spent two months in the spring training for my first triathalon, and I managed to cross the finish line at the Rogue Women’s Tri in July. I had a blast. Me, former couch potato extraordinaire. So I decided to train for another event. This time, I’ve chosen the AT&T Austin Marathon (the half-marathon portion, anyway), and I’ll be training with AustinFit, the best training value in town. I’m a slow runner, wogging (walk/jogging) most of the time rather than actually running. But with AustinFit, that’s okay. We’re divided into pace groups, and I’m confident that I’ll be able to keep up with my fellow Orange group runners throughout the 26-week training. For folks who are faster or more experienced, there are training groups for you, too. Training started officially last Saturday morning, but you can still sign up. Show up at TxDOT on Riverside at 7:15 a.m. tomorrow morning to register. Join me!

1 Comment so far

  1. Annie in Austin (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

    Thanks for the link to the revamped marathon, and description of the new course. Although I personally am ‘built for comfort, not for speed’, some of my kids are runners who’ve flown to Austin for this event in previous years.

    Last year the ice was just a fluke of nature, but having the half-marathon and full-marathon end at different places was on purpose, and it was a royal pain for our family! According to the site this should be different in 2007.

    Good luck with the training, MSW!


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