I am asking because for a while I've been playing around with my laptop while on my "smoke breaks" and I was able to come up with a banner for your iGoogle page if you would like to participate and support NATT's quest to STOP THE CLOT. Check it out...
If you want to have this banner on your portal get in touch with me and can pass on the secret... I've tried to have Google add this banner to their list of "banner for causes". I have not checked in a while maybe they already have it up I probably need to check.
In other notes, the marathon training continues to move forward. It is amazing how much of a mental game this running long is. There is no doubt that my body is coming along nicely but mentally I am struggling when I have to run anything over 20Miles. Last weekend I got to about mile 18 and I just shut down. I need to break through and stay on par.
More and more I feel that my dreams to qualify for Boston are slipping away. I have to improve about 19 minutes from my time from last year and that is going to be a monumental task. I am sure that I can do better than the 3:29 but I don't think I will be able to get under 3:10. Stay tuned to see how it turns out. Only about 5 weeks to go and I am already nervous. What can I do? I need a pep-talk...
I hope that I can look better that in the photo above this time around. One thing is for sure, if I ever do another marathon down the road it will have to be a race either in the summer or in the fall. No more spring marathons... it is simply too cold to run effectively.
I am trying to stay focused on the marathon until March 22nd, then it is time to think about triathlon and what races I would liek to do. No question I will have a good base it is just a matter of figuring out how many Olympic distance racces and where I want to do. It is going to be difficult to improve on last year's performance where in three races I placed in the top three in my age group in each one of them.
For now I will keep on running.
Thanks for reading,
The Clot Buster