"Some are the strong, silent type. You can't put your finger on exactly what it is they bring to the table until you run without them and then you realize that their steadiness fills a hole that leaks energy in their absence." - Kristin Armstrong
Marathon Maniac #957
Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, "Bring it on, darlin', and don't be stingy with the jalapenos."
I swung by my house and ran the last mile with the Dexter-dog. He only has 4” legs,…
Keep dreaming Tramps. You know what they say when you're not the lead dog? The view is always the same.
A good one for me today. The longest run I've done since NYC - Bill
Age 54. USATF, RRCA and McMillan certified coach.
2016 Targets - 100 - 13.2s, 400 - 62s, 800 - 2:30, Mile - 5:40
i'm lovin' it... MM#1949
Tramps....thanks for the avatar props. My son was sick of seeing himself in his Luke Skywalker costume from two years ago, so I decided I better get up to date. He plays center most games and sometimes gets put on defense. He has some serious ice speed and is learning to check with enthusiasm now that he is a Pee Wee. He was goalie when he was Mite level and I am so glad that he skates out now. The goalie parents all need blood pressure medication.
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I may still do that, just to say I ran outside at -30F!!!!!!! We'll see.
Doug, Runnin' in Rochester, MI
"Champions are everywhere; all you need is to train them properly..." ~Arthur Lydiard
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Roy and Breger, nice runs to start us with.
SteveP – you do beautiful woodwork. Not only would it NOT be in poor taste for you to make your mother’s urn, I think it would be an extremely loving and appropriate thing to do.
Fbgrrl – congratulations on your longest distance yet!
Erika – what’s funny about the Santa thing is that, as we were waiting in line at the mall, one of my son’s friends from soccer walked by. I thought DS would be all embarrassed, but he just laughed and waved. I love that he is so secure. I hope it keeps up into his teenaged years.
I tried one of mcsolar’s “wave runs” today: 3 mile WU, then alternating miles at :15 faster than MP and :35 slower than MP, or (1 mile@8:30/1 mile@9:20) x 4. (MP is 8:45) On the 4th faster interval my left hamstring started hurting, so I resumed an easy pace for the last 3 more miles. Total distance: 14.35.
I swung by my house and ran the last mile with the Dexter-dog. He only has 4” legs, but he easily outpaces me…grrr…
Hoping the racers have an excellent day!