Sunday, November 26, 2006

Home Sweet Home

It has been a few weeks since my last post. I've been enjoying being home and off the road for a bit. We travel again this week to the inaugural Victory Junction Gang Run, a half marathon we created with Kyle Petty (and family) to benefit the Victory Junction Camp.

I am currently training for the Antarctica Half Marathon in February and a marathon in Tierra del Fuego (the End of the World) in March. It is a two-week expedition that include two marathons, kayaking with whales and a lot of sightseeing. A once in a lifetime trip. John and I are crew for the expedition and love the journey. It is truly the closest thing to the moon we will ever see.

The marathon is very hilly, on a dirt road and can be very, very very cold and windy or mild and very, very, very muddy. Once I raced it with hip deep snow in areas. The second time we ran through ankle deep mud. Running the Antarctica Marathon is like a box of chocolates...You never know what you are going to get.

I am training on trails, hill work on a treadmill and lots of strength training. It feels good to be back in training mode. Especially after a full week of holiday mode.

Happy Trails,

Coach Jenny

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