Jake’s Journal: Uncertain times during countdown to Chi-town
Because I have no idea how I'm doing endurance-wise, there's a chance that I'll be able to stick with my training partners and qualify for Boston. And I'm going to try, until my rogue knee tells me otherwise. We'll start slowly, running negative splits as we go. With Forerunner 310XT telling me what I'm averaging over the course of the race as well as each half-mile (yep, I go overboard with my auto lap), it will be easy to monitor my progress and not get caught up in the rush at the start. If my knee speaks up (and it's not subtle in its hints), I'll slow down and soak in the spirit of Chicago. And if the ice pick is brandished again, I'll stop and gladly accept my first DNF – and a Chicago hot dog at the nearest street vendor.
It's actually a fun feeling having no idea what race day will bring. I already know it's going to be a great race weekend, as we unveil the new colors for the FR60 and cheer on marathon favorite Deena Kastor, the American record-holder and avid Garmin user. I'll get to relive the sights and sounds of my marathon debut, but in temperatures around 40 degrees cooler than 2007. And not only will I get to reconnect with my friends, I'll get to spend time with my Windy City colleagues at the expo booth and at Garmin's flagship store at 663 N. Michigan Avenue, the only retail outlet dedicated solely to giving curious customers hands-on experience with devices across each of Garmin's various product lines. So even if I don't have a great time, I'm bound to have a great time.
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