I had said I wouldn't do this run because it sounds so boring. For 8 hours, I, along with about 40 other runners, will run laps on a .854 mile loop. The winner is whoever runs the most laps.
- It's in Clark Gardens Botanical Park, so the scenery will be lovely, even if it's lovely again and again.
- The anticipated slow pace and short course guarantee lots of opportunity for interaction with fellow runners. Like a cocktail party on a track, except with Gatorade instead of martinis.
- The race benefits the National Vietnam War Museum. That's got to be a good thing, right?
- A long training run with support. Much easier than a long run where I have to carry all my food and water or stop at convenience stores.
It is supposed to rain tomorrow, but that will keep us cool. Should be a great day!
If you're really bored, you can track my progress through the day here.
And of course, check back here for a full report afterwards.