We fly out of Cincinnati tomorrow at 12:15 and will be arriving in Portland, Oregon at around 4 PM (7 PM in Ohio time). That will be a new experience for me. The time is 3 hours back on the West coast. It will be weird to think the Ohio State vs. Michigan game will be starting at 9 AM! I'll be getting ready to warm up at that time. But, I expect to have a great time out there. Our hotel is only a mile from the course, so we get to see it early. On Thursday I think we are driving to Eugene to check out Hayward Field and some other monumental places in Oregon. Friday, Alberto Salazar is talking to us at Nike Headquarters. I think we will all have a blast!
Saturday, race day, I look to be standing on the stage as an All-American and the Bears to finish somewhere really high! That would just put a picture perfect ending to an already amazing year for US. Saturday night we will again be staying in Vancouver and Sunday evening we will be flying back into Cincinnati.