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, July 16, 2010

Week in review: NYCM training week 2


  • Friday: driving from Seattle to Orcas Island and then stuck in pre-wedding festivities all day.
  • Saturday: snuck in a pre-wedding trail 4m
  • Sunday: nothing.
  • Monday: all day flight/sickness begins
  • Tuesday: sickness erupts
  • Wednesday: nothing.
  • Thursday: 3.5m on the treadmill.

Go figure, one of my stronger weeks is followed by a weaker week.  I'm rolling with it.

Also: I've added two races to my calendar.  I promise this will be it for the fall, though.  One is a 10k out on Governor's Island.  I've never been out there before, so I figured this was a good chance.

The other one, and you can start your laughing now, is a 150m dash - in heels.  Sponsored by Regis & Kelly.  I haven't worn heels in approximately 5 years, since I gave them up cold turkey after my fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum ended.  I even got rid of most of them.  I'll have to dig through the closet to find an old pair.  Evidently high-heeled running shoes have already been invented (and on sale, too, if you click through to the manufacturer's website! but please, don't wear them if we ever hang out), but the rules for this race specify no wedges.

1 comment:

  1. No doubt I'll need a lot of practice for this race also! I hope we don't get injured!