Friday, November 23, 2007


I am thankful that I have two legs and health enough to run 14 miles on a day set aside for gratitude.

Now let's eat ... and watch football.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

20 miles and weather

I ran 20 miles on Friday morning. The weather cooled down long enough for me to get my long run in and then it warmed up again. I must be doing something right.

Saturday I ran 5 on the trails and then Sunday morning I ran 5 in the rain. I really like running when it rains - especially when it is a downpour. When it rains hard I feel as if I am the only one who exists in a world no one else is willing to enter. The feeling is even more intense when it is dark. Sunday morning it was good to be isolated in the dark torrent alone with my thoughts.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday long run

I ran 24 slow miles. My legs were still sore from running at the track Wednesday on top of the fact that I did not do a very good job of fueling or hydrating yesterday. I did cover the miles though and today that is what counts.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Track work out

1 mile warm-up to the track, 4x800 with 400 recovery (3:30, 3:29, 3:30, 3:34), 1 mile cool-down home. The mile home was almost euphoric.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Training Normalcy

Training is going well. I ran 18 Friday morning at 8:53 pace. I've run 5, 8, 5, 5, since all between 8 and 9 minute pace. Tomorrow I will run some speedwork at the track.

Nothing extraordinary has happened otherwise. This weekend calls for 24 on Friday morning. It will be my longest run before Sunmart.

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