Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Mannheim or Bust

Yup, all signed up! After 13 weeks of marathon training behind me I have decided not to wait until September for my marathon, but rather go for it on May 21st. In two weeks is my last long run (32K/20Mi), then it’s taper-time until the big day.

The Mannheim marathon is an evening run, starting at 6:15 p.m. in front of the Rose Garden Congress Centrum in the middle of the city. The city has a lot of festivities planned to coincide with the event, including various music and cultural events. The race itself begins in the city middle, flows through the streets of the city, crossing over the Neckar River, following the river in the direction of Heidelberg, before looping around to the other side of Mannheim and back to the Rose Garden.

Saturday I’m taking my wife shopping in Mannheim. The main shopping area is just down the street from the Rose Garden :)

Comments:
Yup! He's the madman! :D

Love that line about ignoring all logical sense. Hey, sometimes you just have to get on with the show, right? Can't train forever. My Dad always says, "There's comes a time on every project, when you have to shoot the engineer and begin production." Not sure where this was heading but it seemed to fit when I first started typing.
 
I work around a bunch of electrical engineers, I know exactly what your dad means:)
 
Hurray!
 
I think you will do just awesome! Way to jump in the fire and go for it. I wish my hubby would bribe me with a shopping spree.
 
Woo HOO Jack. I followed your last link showing the photos of Mannheim. What fun! You'll do great. I can't wait to read the race report.
 
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