I'll have some swag to give away at the Expo meet up on Saturday at 3.

I’ll have some swag to give away at the Expo meet up on Saturday at 3.

This weekend is the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon. I’ll be running the full, a little less than month after Toronto. I’ve never run in San Diego, so I’m looking forward to seeing the sights across 26.2 miles and walking away with a nice shiny medal. Here are some other things I’m looking forward to:

Expo Meet Up:

I’ve teamed up with Melissa of MelissaRunningIt.com and Kristin of StuftMama.com and we are organizing a meet up (or tweet up) at the Expo on Saturday at 3 p.m. We’re planning to meet at the RnR section of the expo, it should look something like this: (see the photo below). I’ll have some fun things to give away: (see the photo above)



Race Day Goals:

I’ll be attempting to finish in the 3:3X range. I ran Toronto in 3:48, so I’ll be looking to shave off at least 9 minutes. With looking at the elevation, here is my strategy:


Miles 1-4: 8:30, start off nice and comfortable.Miles 5- 10: work down to 8:20 over gradual incline/declines
Miles 11-20: Hit 8:10-8:20 like clockwork
Miles 20-22: Here is the wild-card. Looks like a 300 ft climb. Just keep moving fwd.
Miles 23-26: Drop the hammer and go as fast as possible.

If you are looking for a further breakdown of what one can expect on Marathon Day, see this recent post.

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon

rock n roll san jose coupon

May 31 is the final day to register for the San Jose Half Marathon before the PRICE INCREASE ON JUNE 1. It’s ONLY $85 for a beautiful, scenic and FAST race that I’ve run several times. It’s in October and the weather is always perfect.

$10 OFF: PAVEMENTRUNNER10Register today!

They are also doing a 5 mile race called the “mini marathon.” It’s $35 and the price goes up June 1

$5 OFF: PAVEMENTRUNNER5  – Register today!

Race Weekend!

How can you not be excited about race weekend? The Expo… being surrounded by runners on race morning… all the energy…. the feeling of accomplishment at the finish line… whether you reached your goal or not, there is always something to learn.  It’s always inspiring.

If you see me at the Expo, be sure to say hi. I’ll be wearing a pretty nifty shirt. It’ll look something like THIS:


Comments are always welcome.
Have a great weekend everyone.