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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Hanging Out In Huntsville

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I’m running the Rocket City Marathon tomorrow.  It’ll be my 14th marathon in my quest to finish one in every state in the US.  My co-host in this experience is Matt Shobe, one of the founders of FeedBurner.  Matt’s a real runner (PR of 3:25) but, as he writes in his post This time, I’m running for charity, he’s going to pace his slow friend Brad.

I’ve had a hard time getting my head into this marathon.  I had a great week off the grid in Mexico but then returned to an incredibly intense week.  After four 15+ hour days, I finally had a little chill time which masqueraded as "travel to Huntsville day".  I went to the Expo (small and cute), got my number, and started to get excited.  I don’t feel especially trained or well rested for this one, but the weather looks like it’s going to be perfect, the course is flat, and I’ve got a friend who is going to suffer through 26.2 miles with me – what more could a marathoner want?

It turns out that my coach Gary Ditsch of Endurance Base Camp drove down from Kentucky to run this one with a triathloner that he also coaches.  We met face to face for the first time and are planning to head out to dinner (yup – pasta) as a micro-gang.

As Matt says, he’s going to run this one for charity – in this case Children’s Medical Missions.  If you are so inclined, please support Matt (for the both of us) – I just did (that feels a little recursive.)  And – as always – thanks to my anchor sponsors Return Path and Pixie Mate for their support of Accelerated Cure via their sponsorship of my running quest.

  • http://blog.oneriot.com tobias

    good luck Brad (and Matt)! Interesting that the GOOG ads i'm seeing on your page right now include “2 rules to a flat stomach!” I wonder if one of them is “run a marathon” ;)

  • http://www.breadcrumz.blogspot.com Holly

    Good luck tomorrow, Brad! I am training for my very first marathon (Rock n Roll) in April and have been following your marathon goals for a while. I just pledged Matt for a couple bucks a mile. Good on you both for racing for charity!

  • http://replytoall.typepad.com Robert

    Good luck Brad and have fun. This was my Dad's first marathon 30 some years ago so it definitely has some history.

  • Matt Shobe

    Thanks for the pledge Holly (I got it!) and thanks, Brad, for continuing on your quest and letting me join you for the 14th leg. That was one great day for running today.

  • http://www.schooler.com Chip_Schooler

    Just saw this…Hope you are enjoying your post Marathon wind down. Given that the weather is pretty much the same in large parts of the south, I a betting you had the same weather I did in Atlanta. Good day for a run, especially if it was a flat course.

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      It was fantastic. I’ll have a post up about it soon.

  • patty ferreira

    4:39:21??? Typo??? Great job!

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      No typo! That’s what I did.

  • Robert

    Good luck Brad and have fun. This was my Dad's first marathon 30 some years ago so it definitely has some history.

  • tobias

    good luck Brad (and Matt)! Interesting that the GOOG ads i'm seeing on your page right now include "2 rules to a flat stomach!" I wonder if one of them is "run a marathon" ;)

  • Holly

    Good luck tomorrow, Brad! I am training for my very first marathon (Rock n Roll) in April and have been following your marathon goals for a while. I just pledged Matt for a couple bucks a mile. Good on you both for racing for charity!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    No typo! That’s what I did.

  • Matt Shobe

    Thanks for the pledge Holly (I got it!) and thanks, Brad, for continuing on your quest and letting me join you for the 14th leg. That was one great day for running today.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    It was fantastic. I’ll have a post up about it soon.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Chip_Schooler Chip_Schooler

    Just saw this…Hope you are enjoying your post Marathon wind down. Given that the weather is pretty much the same in large parts of the south, I a betting you had the same weather I did in Atlanta. Good day for a run, especially if it was a flat course.

  • patty ferreira

    4:39:21??? Typo??? Great job!

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