First off, thanks for the comments on yesterday's post.
Christi, I can only hope waking up at the crack-o-dawn to train will translate into a great race day!
Tri James, you're right. It may not be money, but you pay yourself in emotional currency that can get get you through the day.
Becky H, it's a mixture. I'm crazy no doubt, but that comes out in other areas of my life. Just ask my wife. ;) In order to do the races, I have to get the rides in when I can balanced against life. If 3:30am on a Wednesday is my only time, I have to take it. =)
Fernando, yes, very crazy. I paid this morning when I was just way too tired to get up for my morning run. Hopefully I can squeeze it in over lunch.
Yes, today was a 4am workout and snoozed til 6am. There were moments of re-setting the alarm so there was like an hour of uninterrupted sleep, but missed the morning payment.
Here's the exciting stuff for the KC people! We have a new endurance event coming to Kansas City.
The North Face Endurance Challenge.
Yours truly has a complimentary race entry so I can report about the splash it makes in Kansas City first hand! HERE's my introductory article on Examiner explaining the basics about the event.
I had an email Q and A with Dean Karnazes (ultra-runner) that will go up sometime next week!
If you are interested in racing, here's a LINK to an active.com article with some basic training plans.
Stay tuned for more info.