5:00am...3 miles at goal MP (6:00) with Moxie in the cold (31 degrees). Just a last fast run before leaving this morning for the race weekend in St. Paul.
Made it to St. Paul and met lots of great folks, including seein Kristin Zaitz and her coach Craig. I ran with Kristin 4 years ago so it was great talking with her again. Also saw Tracy Lokken and met others (Jennifer and Russ, Alex, Rebecca - from Boise, Clint). Talked with Lee Pollack, a 62 year old marathoner who ran with and knew lots of the legends when he was in Boulder (Frank Shorter, Mary Decker, Kenny Moore, etc.). I was reading Kenny Moore's book on the plane and was reading about all these folks before talking with Lee...need to hear the stories first hand.
I checked in with the elite registration, hung out a bit in the athlete's lounge then went to the expo to pick up some gloves for the race tomorrow (colder than what I saw on the weather forecast, didn't have all the right gear).
Went to the VIP reception and talked with Kristin, Craig, Rebecca and several other ladies. Kristin, Craig and I left a bit early and went to grab a bite at a local pub and had a great conversation.
Back to the room to relax and watch "Adjustment Bureau".