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The Year of the Monkey
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Actually, there's evidence that Pheidippides ran much longer than that. In fact, the hold a race commemorate the run, the Spartathlon, which covers almost 250k.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Um. I said that. Read Herodotus' description...he runs from Marathon to Sparta (130 miles each way).
Herodotus is tough reading...
I blame Pam's comment about PRs and the Monkey.....
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.
Somebody at work told me I should get in the company's 401K. I think I should too, as I should have a pretty good chance of placing well. Still don't know why they pick 248.62 miles for a race distance, but there's a "catch-up" rule for us old guys...
Rick "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa "I wanna go fast." Ricky Bobbyrunningforcassy.blogspot.com
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