So as we sloooowly wind down to the California International Marathon (just 23 more days!), we've got some business to take care of here on the blog.
First, a head's up for you Twitter users. When you tweet, why not use the #CIM hash tag to be included in The Bee's Twitter feed on race day? Yes, we expect you to run 26.2 miles, then Tweet 140 characters about your experience. You can also post comments on our forum as part of The Bee's running page .
Meanwhile, back here on the blog, we've got a special feature that will start on Monday and continue through Dec. 3.
Each weekday, we will post ultra-running superstar Tim Twietmeyer's analysis of the course, mile-by-mile, every rise and fall, bump and viewing sight. We'll highlight two miles of the course each day, and be sure to look for the print version, with all 26 entries collected, in Thursday, Dec. 3's newspaper.
Twietmeyer, of course, is the five-time winner of the famed 100-mile Western States Endurance Run. But he also has run all 26 CIMs and will be out there again this year as leader of the 3:35 pace group.
As for me? I'm gearing up for Sunday's long run, my last 20+ miler before beginning the tapering phase. Don't know about you, but the taper for a marathon always is anxiety-inducing. More on that next week in a post. I'm just hoping to emerge injury-free on Monday.