I was already totally psyched about getting out of Dodge this winter to run in PF Chang's RnR Marathon for so many reasons, not the least of which is 70 degrees verses 20 below. Then I read this:
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon Partners with Multisports
San Diego, Calif. (September 2, 2005) -- Runners and triathletes of all levels are invited to learn from some of the best in the field at the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Multisports Experience, presented by Triathlete Magazine that will be held in conjunction with the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon. Set for Jan. 12-14, 2006, the camp will culminate with participation in the third annual rock 'n' roll road race scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15.
This is a new venture for the staff and athletes of Multisports.com. Partnering with the PF Chang's Rock 'n Roll Arizona Martathon and Half Marathon, right in the venue that hosts the Ironman Arizona Triathlon in April 2006, has presented a perfect opportunity to merge athletes from both groups. Triathletes wanting to get a feel for the AZ environment can use the Marathon or Half Marathon as a great training day as well as attend lectures and informal workouts to support their triathlon goal.
Likewise, it is the perfect time for runners looking for some cross training knowledge to get some exposure to the multisports environment. The staff for the camp is quite the star studded affair with commitmentss from Peter Reid, Heather Fuhr and Michellie Jones.
Paula Newby-Fraser will be leading the 3.40 marathon pace group on race day, and there is a tentative commitment from the other star triathletes to pace different groups in both the Marathon and Half Marathon.
The whole Multisports team will be out in Tempe in January and looking forward to this new venture as the kick off our 2006 season of camps and clinics.
and now I am euphoric. Oh, may my winter training go well and may some other geeked triathletes take the bait