Or not. More relative yawners between the gun and tape this weekend. Fun Run in Lincoln Friday night, the Omaha Marathon yesterday. Woody Greeno sandwiched in between, the only competitive action anywhere, thank goodness for the fall xc classic.
I made it down to TD Ameritrade to check out the start of the marathon. Looked for Jennifer Wilson to offer final encouragement. Couldn’t find her in the crowd of 2500 people. A busy professional, she let me know when we started in May she had only 3 days a week available for training. Debut, bucket list. Goal of 5 hours. 5:03. Nice. Something that stuck out in my mind? No race clock anywhere near the finish line. Alien looking transponders peppered everywhere, but nothing to capture the moment/result. No one complained but me.
Shannon Suing ran a fine Freedom Run Half (1:21:14) on Sept. 13th. Seven days later she won the Omaha Half (1:21:59). Back to back quality half marathons three weeks out from Chicago. I better pay attention.
Bree Adams is making her 26.2 debut at Twin Cities. She’s run only one race in the entire build up, Freedom Run 10K, her first race since college in fact. Precocious twenty two year old, future is so bright! Her last long run this past Saturday, 23 miles at 7:30 pace. You better pay attention.