Primed to be the 8,501st finisher at next month’s sf half

image.jpgedit to add, the next day: So I did sign up, via my smartphone, for a 12 mile race next month, inspired by a fellow student in Lynn Stegner’s writing class, who chronicles her development as an endurance athlete. I said, “What’s your next race?” and she said San Francisco Rock and Roll Half Marathon.

Today, Thursday, March 21, I got up early, to walk 2 miles on the treadmill. The A’s game was still on tv, although they lost to the M’s.

My goal is to finish the race, to beat the cut-off the sweep.

I plan to have 8 weight-baring workouts, a 4-mile or 10K long run the Sunday before, a run of 16 days of some kind of exercise, a day of rest the day before, good eating habits, hydration, massage, cross-training, a pair of new shoes, a half dozen pair of socks, swimming, tennis, massage, visualization, stretching and the stationary bike.

I got this, that is to say.

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KIPEdit to  add five days later and 10 days before the race:


I bought some new shoes for the race and the owner at the store said these babies were these dogs will do 6 miles just by themselves, and also my training is going good some track were some lifting some stretching and massage my goal is merely to survive the race for hours mostly walking

edit to add, April 8: Just did it: 3 hours 41 minutes.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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