On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Friday, June 18, 2010

Week in review

Well, well, well...  I have to say, I don't really care so much about what has happened this week as I do about what's going to happen tomorrow.  As you read this, I'm in a car en route to New Hampshire.  Wish me luck!

But, in case you're curious:
  • Friday: 3.2m en route to the NYRR to pick up my race packet for Saturday's race.  One of those rare and gorgeous 65 degree days with clear clouds and only a slight breeze.  The sort of day where you're grateful to be able to run.
  • Saturday: NYRR Mini 10k
  • Sunday: rest.
  • Monday: rest.
  • Tuesday: 4m on the treadmill.
  • Wednesday: rest.
  • Thursday: rest.
Total: 13.4m.

And I leave you with... two pictures.  On the left, a picture of my light reading for the weekend.  My sister/coach says that his programs will guarantee me success at New York this fall.  I say that he doesn't even offer workout paces for anyone slower than a 24:30 5k or a 2:00 half.  Hm.

Two, on the right, a picture of me on top of a mini-mountain.  I'm not a total novice!

1 comment:

  1. Have fun this weekend! And "Advanced Marathoning" - isn't ANY marathon ADVANCED?