The Vardos were running tonight so I decided to give it a whirl. It was only 4 miles so I could push through that if I had to. It ended up feeling great. I stretched for about as long as I ran tonight. I'm sure that helped. I discovered that MIKE WAZOWSKI! was there. He was proud to say he completed a half marathon. Later when I talked to him on the run he said he finished Des Moines Half.
Overall I felt very strong and I think all the stretching ahead of time really helped. Later Vardotrichic made me aware of the Little Rock Marathon. I am very intrigued by this one. The pictures I see still imply that it will be cool, yet warmish. I have wanted to do an early spring marathon. It's a 10-hr drive one-way so it's possible to run and get back to teach again on Monday.
today's mileage: 4 miles running
weekly mileage: 9 miles running
monthly mileage: 9 miles running
annual mileage: 514 miles running; 415 miles riding; 10.6875 miles swimming
TOTAL mileage: 937