Sunday, August 16, 2009

and i hear that train callin just beggin me to go

Reebok hospitality here in Berlin is second to none. Simply amazing. The routine: jump on the bus with Ed, 30 minutes later pull up to the busstop right next to the Marriott (right on the marthon course by the way), head to the suite, eat fabulous meals, did I mention fabulous meals are eaten here. And the company in the room is fantastic as well. JT and Patrick - cannot thank them enough. There is a Starbucks (aka bucks) right next to the Marriott as well. No JFL or White Uncle Phil in this one though. That just made me laugh. Reebok has internet in the suite as well, but the computers have basically the European keyboard so the y and the z are reversed (among others) and I have to keep erasing the dang z or y. Irritating, but not
reallz(y). Also the physios Reebok work with are also outstanding. Canadians but I won't hold it against them.

Anyway, there is a course tour tomorrow which I am mo def going to take. The weather for Saturday as of today is high of 68°F and raining. Yesterday, it was forecasted as 72°high and partly cloudy Bottom line is it changes so much, and I am not believing the weather until the day of.

The workout Friday was deese. Ran 6 miles in 29:40 or so on a sidewalk/bikepath next to a river. Out and back. Kind of felt like a zombie out there as it was neither hard nor easy. Not sure what type of gauge it gives me for Saturday. But I do know that I feel a heck of a lot better than I did last Monday so that is good.

Nap time. Edwardo is getting on my case (surprise, surprise) to head back to the hotel. Be good, people.


  1. You are always on my mind....especially now when you are halfway across the world and in the process of life as a marathon runner. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be the mother of an elite athlete, even though I have always known from the day you were born that you are special. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. The best possible outcome, Matt. I love you and of are always on my mind. GBWU-Mom

  2. Glad you felt a heck of alot better than last Monday. Saw Kristen Nicolini Lehmkuhle along the west river road twice yesterday morning, tons of marathoners out.

  3. Good Luck Matty Champ !!! I will be heading to Leadville tomarrow so I will have spotty computer time but wanted to say I know you will do great. I will think of you racing while I am running my race as well. Take care Bro !!

  4. Weather sounds much like Minnesota - if you don't like it wait 15 minutes, so you should have the edge from your training in Minnesota. Also, I suggest waiting to eat the bratwurst until after your race and have it with a real beer!

    Good luck!

  5. Scu Me... Go get em tiger. 5oh5426point2
    We've been thinking bout ya.

  6. MEW... Wanna do a radio interview with Andy Garmin, Larry Cotler, and Round Guy some day this week between 6p-8p your time. Let me know....