I've picked up my race kit for the Bob Hartwell Challenge tomorrow. Bob was a 54-year-old who died of a heart attack while running the Boston Marathon. I just turned 53, and I'm about to run my first half marathon. I never met Bob, but I feel that spiritually, he and I are two peas in a pod--almost brothers. Possibly even life-long friends.
I did just a little 3K yesterday evening. Felt a bit stiff, but on the whole I think I've trained both hard and smart. Goal: I'll be disappointed to be slower than two hours; 1:53 would be fantastic. 1:55 might be more realistic.