Monday, June 4, 2007

A Marathon in "Training" - updated

UPDATE: This race has been approved! I hope both you all and I are at the start!

As you may already know, Pasadena may be holding an inaugural marathon and bike tour next fall (2008). This is just the push I need to train for two marathons next year, since it is pretty close to home, and I am already pretty familiar with the area.

The landmarks seem nice. Usually, I go to Old Town Pasadena to read in the bookstore, sample/eat 21 Choices frozen yogurt, or browse the clothing and furniture stores. Paseo Colorado is where A Snail's Pace is located, so they will probably play a large role in this race. Due to the familiarity, I don't know if I'll be happy to see these places during a 26.2 mile trek. But, there could be some novelty: I've never been to the Colorado bridge. I believe I've been to the Rose Bowl. I was certainly spoiled by all the landmarks we got to see in the Los Angeles Marathon, but Pasadena may trump because of the fall weather.

Anyway, here is the website built in this new marathon's support:

www.pasadenamarathon.org

3 comments:

Gundy said...

That is awesome; a marathon in Pasadena. I live in San Francisco now, but lived in Pasadena a couple years ago for a long while. As a native Nor Cal person, Pasadena is one of the few So Cal places I'd love to live someday. Best of luck in all your marathoning.

Jonathan
www.seegundyrun.com

Anonymous said...

I would most likely run this when they put it together. It is always fun to do inaugural things.

Gundy said...

Thanks for the comment. I do the L.A. marathon every year, which I love. I can't wait for a race in Pasadena. Feel free to check out my webpage as well.