It's not anywhere near as stormy as forecast, just rainy this morning. Still I am holding off on the 20 until tomorrow. I went to bed last night with what felt like the beginnings of some bug, and just feel a bit sniffly today, but am hoping to hold off anything full-blown.<br><br>
Have good runs, Liz and Richard. Richard, that is still so cold!<br><br>
Dave, can you bike on a trainer and then run?<br><br>
For CMJ & RunAsics re: OBX Marathon. The big bridge felt long to me, but not bad, in the Half. It didn't slow my pace overall. That was on no hill work. In the marathon it comes at Mile 22, but really I don't think it's bad. The second half of the marathon is the Half course. The marathon course itself is the prettier course. It starts 13.1 mile north of the Half course and you run through these very lovely coastal forest areas, including a couple miles on dirt through a nature conservancy (my favorite place to run overall in NE NC). Those sections do offer wind protection. Other than that if the wind is right that day (a big variable on the coast and that time of year) it can be a fast course. It's set up point to point to have what would be "typical seasonal" wind at your back. The race is small with few spectators, and I had no complaints about any aspect of its organization. The shuttles, gear check, aid, etc. all went off like clockwork for me, and the people who do come out are very friendly and welcoming. I recommend it -- but again, there's always the chance of a Nor'Easter.