Sometimes the race runs you. OK, that made no sense.
I'm not feeling great about my speed right now (Frozen Half was somewhat of a disappointment), but that's OK. As Kirk pointed out, we've got almost 3 months until Boston. I've got the base mileage I want, and I suppose now is when I should start hammering on speed.
In other news, besides the Frozen Half, St. Paul is also hosting the Winter Carnival. It's somewhat scaled down, but no less fun. I like the downtown Rice Park venue better than Harriet Island last year. It's worth a trip to see the ice sculptures. And the Hot Dish Tent was as good as advertised. Tater tot hot dish, yum!