I'm going up to Birmingham tomorrow to run the Mercedes Marathon on Sunday. My friend Kay from Winter Garden is going up with me. Please send us some good vibes--we're gonna need them! We're both juuuuuust a bit undertrained for this one. There's a six-hour cutoff, and you have to finish ahead of the Balloon Lady, the last official finisher. Our race strategy is to draft off the Balloon Lady for 26 miles and then blast past her in the last quarter mile :)
I'll have a report and some pictures next week!