Jake’s Journal: Two marathons in two cities in two weeks


JakesjournalFr405greencropFive weeks from today, my plan is to have tripled the number of marathons on my resume. This morning’s 21-mile treadmill tedium went a long way toward making that a reality. Those of you who followed my training for last year’s Chicago Marathon remember that I did the vast majority of my workouts at my gym. With Forerunner 405 pacing me, its foot pod tracking speed and distance and Garmin Connect chronicling my progress, I can avoid the morning fog, midday sun or evening rain – all while memorizing SportsCenter at 4:30 a.m. On Oct. 18 here in Kansas City, I’ll be doing my second marathon, and I follow that up two weeks later with 26.2 miles of sightseeing in New York City. And I’m hoping you’ll come along for the journey. Watch for blog updates, follow me on Twitter and check for photos on Flickr.

Last fall, many of you sent in predictions for my marathon time based solely on my training times and target pace. One lucky winner took home a bag full of Garmin goodies. On the day of the scorcher in Chicago, excessive heat caused officials to shut the clocks off on the course – 30 seconds after I finished in 3:49.28, a time I plan to beat this year. (Though I will concede that I won’t threaten Haile Gebrselassie’s world record of 2:03.59 set this weekend in Berlin.) Even though my longest training run this fall is behind me, the road ahead is sure to have many twists (and chances to win Garmin gear).

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