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Finally another race coming

Posted by kevinhosea on October 16, 2009 at 1:12 AM

  It has been a very long time since I have had anything to write about on here.  I am glad to say that has changed.  I will be doing the Columbus Marathon on Sunday morning.  Tomorrow I am going to work in the morning but hopefully will be leaving there no later than 1:00 in the afternoon to start my drive to Columbus.  I will be staying with a friend of mine who lives just north of the city which is cool cause I haven't seen him in a while and it also will save me a lot of money since I won't have to pay for a hotel.  By going up tomorrow, it will give me much more free time on Saturday.  I will have the entire day to pick up my stuff at registration and make sure my bike is good to go for the race.

  I am not in the best of shape for the race because I got a late start to my training but I am still feeling pretty good.  Assuming the other racers are similar to last years group, I also have a little bit of wiggle room for not being in the best of shape.  I was able to win last years marathon by about 10 minutes.  It would be awesome if I could manage to get 1st place again this year but I would be happy as long as I was in the top 3 because I would get some prize money.  If I am able to get first place, it would be my 4th year in a row being 1st overall to cross the finish line.  The first 2 years were in my racing chair and last year was in my handbike. 

  It would be really nice to win some prize money because it would give me a little extra spending money and also it would give me the money to buy an indoor bike trainer.  I really want to get one this year so I can use my bike to train over the winter.  For those of you who want to follow how I do during the race, you can follow me on facebook and twitter.  The other day I found a thing on the columbus marathon website that allowed me to sign up for a service that uses the timing chip to automatically update my twitter status with how I am doing.  I have my twitter account linked to my facebook account which means when the chip updates twitter, my facebook account will also get updated.  I also fixed my website so you can see my twitter updates on the Contact Me page incase you are not friends with me on twitter or facebook.

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3 Comments

Reply ErikaJean.com
2:58 AM on October 16, 2009 
The twitter think sounds neat. It's not going to be updating TOO much though is it? If so, I'll have to block you on twitter and hide you on FB. haha jk.

Good luck! and the indoor bike trainer in IL... in the winter... souds like a good idea!
Reply kevinhosea
3:33 AM on October 16, 2009 
The twitter thing will update maybe 4ish times during the race. It will update whenever they have time timing mats on the ground
Reply Lorie Hougland
3:29 PM on October 16, 2009 
Good luck with the race, Kevin. I imagine that you'll do well. You're focused and are already envisioning yourself winning. Awesome approach. I do 5K races, which is nothing in comparison to what you're doing. I couldn't imagine the endurance and strength required to do a marathon. Good luck! I'll look forward to hearing how it goes.