- My running has been up and down this week. My heel/Achilles is still pretty sore, but not so much that it slows me down or limits my runs. However, after a killer 20 miler this weekend, I had what could only be described as a big time failure of a tempo run on Tuesday. I was 30 seconds or so per mile slower than expected for most of the tempo miles and felt tired. It was only after I had stripped completely naked that I realized what shorts I wore during the run. (I can’t make this up) My poop run shorts. I really need to burn those things:
- Fortunately, since then I’ve had a great 7 mile marathon pace run (7 miles at 7:27 pace) and a good enough track workout (6x400 at 5:39 pace).
died earlier this week in an accident off of his second floor balcony. He was 24 years old – certainly lost WAY before his time. When I read about the details (my boy Sammy was caught in bed with another woman – by his wife….and then jumped off of the balcony to his death) I couldn’t help but be reminded of how young most of the elite athletes are. Now, I’m not saying that young people get a pass, or that old people don’t do bad things (Arnold Schwarzenegger, I’m looking in your direction) but I could certainly see how tons of money and worldwide recognition could mess with someone’s head.
free marathon in Vegas? The very appropriately named “Really Big Free Marathon” is a 100% free race (as long as you toe the line) with a medal, technical tshirt, and finishers festival. So, if you don’t have anything going on Nov 3, head over to Vegas,
Finally, this morning I had a VERY quick mini blogger meetup with Emily @ Sweat Once a Day. She is in town for a wedding and needed a bike to keep up with her IronMan training. Since I don’t ride mine NEARLY as much as I should, I let her borrow it for the weekend. So, not only did I get to meet her boyfriend, The Rocketship, but I also tentatively made plans to run with her at some point while she is here. HOPEFULLY I can get that to work out!