After a decent night sleep, Logan and I got up early (7:00am) and did a nice easy 4.5M run up to the Capital and finish line area, saw the happenings with the preps for the 5K race and ran up the last 1.1M of the marathon past St. Paul cathedral just to get a taste of the hill. Returned the same way to the hotel, got showered and ate a good breakfast at the hotel. Then we headed over for the tour of the course with Seth and Megan and about 25 other folks. The tour took about 2.5 hours and I talked quite a bit with Tracy Lokken, Tim Rieger and Kristen Fryberg about the course. From the bus, the hill from 21-24ish didn't look bad (we would learn differently on race day).
Got back in time for the technical meeting...WOW I have never been that close to that many FAST people. Saw Katie Koski and Brandy Erholz and said hello. Talked to the Hanson brothers from the Brooks-Hanson Distance Project and talked a bit with John Piggott and Mike Wardian.
Logan and I then did a little souvenir shopping at the expo, the Science Museum and Macy's before taking a nap at the hotel. Man was that nice!
Back to the expo for the pasta party where we sat and talked with Mike W. and John P. for a bit then hit the hotel early for as much sleep as we could muster. About 2:30am, the room above us was having a huge wedding party and we had to call down to the front desk to get them to quite down (as did the whole 9th floor)!
Tangent 3 - 41 miles