Thursday, November 3, 2011

3TT: NYC Marathon Edition ...

Chill - Apparently, I am running a marathon in three days. Have you heard about it? It's like the biggest freaking marathon out there. Something like 47,000 runners are expected cross the start line of the NYC Marathon. And I will be one of them.

Oddly, I am completely unfazed by this fact. I haven't tapered (because my unorthodox plan said not to). I haven't checked the weather (although, several people have attempted to give me updates). I don't have a single thing packed (which is very unlike me). At this point, I am beyond chill. Maybe it's because I feel super ready. Maybe it's because I'm not grasping the magnitude of what I am about to do. Who knows? Either way, taper madness has forgotten to make a pit stop here.

Stalk Me - The one thing that hasn't eluded me is what I will be wearing on Sunday. And it looks a little something like this (although my socks will be solid black, not argyle) ...

So, if you are spectating and happen to see me, please call me out. And if you are at home, staring at your computer, please feel free to stalk me. My bib number is 30328 and I start in wave 2 at 10:10 a.m.

Solicited Advice - Have you run NYC before? Do you have any tips for having a successful race? I want to hear them. If not, then just tell me I'm awesome and that NYC doesn't know what's about to hit it.

34 comments:

Erika said...

GOOD LUCK!!! So excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it :)

Run with Jess said...

SO EXCITED FOR YOU! YOU ARE DO GOING TO ROCK IT!! Good Luck! I want to do NYC Marathon so bad! I need the down-low on how to get in. I already told the hubs NYC will be my next 26.2...

mom27g said...

Good luck and have fun - I will be stalking you on the computer!!! :)

Rachel McPhillips said...

You are going to rock it!! NYC doesn't know what's about to hit it! I won't be able to fully stalk you due to the fact I will be traveling back from Savannah. :) Best of luck!

Marlene said...

Must be an interesting feeling to be so chill about everything... wonder if it will hit when you board your plane, or tuck in the night before the race, or not at all.


Have a great trip!!! No words of encouragement needed. You've got this!

Running Ricig said...

You're going to do awesome!! If i see you on tv, i'll still call out!

MotherRunner said...

You'll do great! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the race!

Jamoosh said...

Argyle is faster than black. Scientific fact!

Best of luck this weekend.

Becka said...

Good luck, and have a great time. Wish I was joining you! Next year...

TNTcoach Ken said...

You are awesome and NYC doesn't know what's about to hit it! LOL

Karen said...

Have a great time, Tonia! So excited for you, NYC is going to be awesome :)

Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

Gett'em Girl!! I just hope you stil have pink hair so maybe the cameras will pan to you! Good luck, not that you need it, YOU'RE ready!

Amanda

Molly said...

I think I have enough taper madness for the both of us....Good Luck!

Deb said...

Have an amazing race!

DEM said...

good luck in NYC, you will rock it :)

Runners Fuel said...

Good luck this weekend you'll do great!!

Courtney said...

You're awesome! DUH! :D

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

You are awesome, NYC is in big trouble!

kimert said...

Good luck!!

bobbi said...

You are going to KICK NY ass!! Can't wait to hear ALL about it :)

giraffy said...

You're obviously ready to kill it. HAVE FUN!

Caroline said...

I will check on you! online and on TV!!1 good luck!!!!

~* Jenn *~ said...

Good luck! You are going to rock the 26.2 miles for sure!

Meredith said...

You're awesome!! Can't wait to hear how it goes... NYC isn't going to know what hit it :)

Julia said...

ummmmm DUH you are awesome. and totally about to dominate! good luck!

The Jesse said...

GOOD LUCK & have fun :) I love NYC!!!

XLMIC said...

You are AWESOME! and NYC doesn't know what's about to hit it :)

Go, T!!!!!

carlarunstheworld.com said...

My friend wrote a few NYCM Tips, here it goes:
http://www.gotracygo.com/2011/10/tracys-nycm-tips.html

http://www.gotracygo.com/2011/10/tracys-nycm-tips-day-2-bridges.html

http://www.gotracygo.com/2011/10/tracys-nycm-tips-part-three.html

I still can't believe this time last year I was contemplating running the Richmond Marathon with you guys and now I'm living in the freaking Philippines and rarely get more than a 3 mile run in. ACK!

Heather said...

good luck girl! Hope you have a GREAT time!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

So glad that you are calm and ready for your race! I know your training has you ready! It will be an amazing race. Enjoy it!

47,000 runner I can't even imagine that!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

GOOD LUCK T!!! Will be cheering for you from the left coast!!

Jessica said...

I read your blog all the time and never commebnt for some reason!

GOOD LUCK this weekend!! My goal in life is to balance my family, work, and running the way you do!!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

You're awesome and NYC doesn't know what's about to hit it. Go get that massive PR that you've been hiding. Make it your day!

Katie said...

go get it, girl. and that's a hot pic of you! a little jealous you can pull off the running skirt. :)