i have never been to phoenix before. unfortunately i've never really been anywhere out west. well, west in the middle - i've been to california and washington, but never arizona, colorado etc.
i started getting a little nervous about the weather. phoenix, is, as my friend says, "the desert", and the last thing i need against me in the running is the weather. lucky for me, phoenix averages 54 degrees in january - which i'm pretty sure i read somewhere is the ideal marathon running tempurature!!
i also checked out the course map - i didn't realize that we'll be going through scottsdale - fancy. check it out.