Winner -- You Are An Ironman Book Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who left a comment and/or joined my site for a chance to win the book You Are An Ironman. I made a list of all 25 comments and used random.org to pick a winner and the winner is...

Detroit Runner.

Old-school spreadsheet (MS Works Version 1.2)
Next time I'll try to think of something a little more creative.

I promise that Detroit Runner's victory has nothing to do with the Tigers knocking off the Yankees last night, or Verlander (along with Martinez and Peralta) bringing home the fantasy baseball glory to my team, "The Pen is Mightier." Congratulations Jeff.

On the running front, I've been getting in some good quality runs in preparation for the Las Vegas Marathon. I'm a big fan of quality over quantity, and while I'm not doing monster weekly mileage, I feel that I'm getting some really tough workouts in while avoiding injury (my wife is going to kill me for writing that). On Wednesday I did one of my toughest workouts to date. I went to the Y and ran on a treadmill for the first time in months because I wanted to get an accurate pace on a flat surface and I don't have easy access to a track. The workout was a 3 mile warm-up followed by 8X800 at 10K pace with a "rest" interval of 400 at marathon pace. This workout kicked my butt. I think the purpose of this is to make marathon pace feel comfortable, either that or to create puddles of sweat all around my treadmill and gross out the suburban moms and the senior citizen walkers on the adjacent treadmills.

Speaking of suburban moms, it dropped to 60 here this week, so the Burberry scarves are out in full force.

I'm racing the Raptor Ridge Half Marathon this weekend. It's a great trail and I'm really excited to run it. There's no elevation profile on the site, so I did some satellite triangulation and mapped it with the U.S. Geological Survey's elevation database, ran it through some custom algorithms and this is what I have to look forward to:

© Garmin.com

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