November 17, 2000
John and I just got back from Athens,
where we ran the "original" marathon last week, in Phiddipides'
footsteps. What a spine-tingling historical trek! You
can read John's latest
Journal entry about the race here.
RUNAWAY TO ITALY....
week we're off to Florence, Italy--with a tour group of 30 penguins--to
run the Florence Marathon. Well, actually, John and I will
do the half so that we have plenty of time and energy left to enjoy
the artistic and culinary delights of Florence! This is the
third year we've made the trip to Florence for the Marathon--obviously,
we have a great time! Details for next year's trip aren't
yet posted on the website, but you can get an idea what it's all
about from this year's web page at www.WaddleOn.com
under Penguins Den/Runaway to Italy.
there's the small matter of leading the Runner's World 5 hour pace
group at the Tucson Marathon on December 3. It's supposed
to be a PR setting, largely downhill course. We'll see!
But of course, ALL of this is leading up to THE race adventure
of our life--The Last Marathon in Antarctica! You can bet we’re
NOT doing this alone. Several other Penguin Brigade members
will be right there with us! We'll soon have a special Project
Iceberg page up on the www.WaddleOn.com website where John will
post about our training for Antarctica. We've started a discussion
group, which you can visit/join at http://www.egroups.com/group/antarcticamarathon,
for participants, friends and family who want to follow our training
progress. You can also check out race information at Marathon
What does running mean to you? How has it changed your
life? Check out the Penguin
Testimonials. If you'd like to contribute one yourself,
send it to me at [email protected]
THOSE PESKY ABBREVIATIONS....
obligatory running note. Observations about our daily training
runs, attached to messages we post to our email running groups.
Despite frequent off-topic subjects, we ARE a group of runners.
LSD: long, slow distance (NOT a drug!) Refers to
the training strategy of running long distances at an easy pace
rather than short distances at a higher effort level. Allows
you to run farther and increases your endurance and stamina.
WHERE'S THE PENGUIN....
- January 7 Disney Marathon, Orlando FL
- January 14 Houston Marathon, Houston TX
- January 21 San Diego Marathon, Carlsbad CA
- February 5 The Last Marathon, Antarctica
That's all for now, folks. Be careful out there!