Let me get this question out of the way. Is the oval at Memorial park 400m. Does it matter if you remain on the inside "lane" or stay in the middle or what? The reason I ask is I want to do some calibration on my Polar HRM. I'm going to follow Cassie's advice and do several measurements and take the average.
Now, let me just say thans for all the encouraging comments on the last post. I appreciate the good wishes great advice.
RR, hopefully I can handle the mental. Hope I'm not so worried about the physical that I forget to train my mental toughness, too.
Steve, thanks for the encouragement. Those were my thoughts too about Austin or another >6 hour thon or one a bit later in the year. I'm definitely looking forward to all the warmup races and Striders' events. I still have fond memories of the Christmas run I did in 2004. That was really a blast.
Erin, Jill, Christy, June, thanks for the kind words. Yes, Bon, I did do 3 mile continuous run, lasting almost an hour. That was a big mental milestone for me, going all the way around with a continuous run. It was a survival shuffle but I did it and I did it safely.
I'm looking forward to Katy Fit as I said before. I can't wait to run Cullen and Tershey Park. I hope I love it as much as I love Memorial. I'm really looking for more places to run. Especially looking for some dirt trails or crushed granite like Memorial. Barbara, how long are the trails behind the Cypress YMCA? That may be an option.
See you all around