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, October 8, 2010

Week in review: NYCM training again

  • Friday: rest
  • Saturday: 13.1m at Grete's Great Gallop
  • Sunday: 9.3m
  • Monday: rest
  • Tuesday: 6m in Central Park with Renee.  I forgot how awesome an early morning run/girl talk session can be.
  • Wednesday: rest
  • Thursday: rest.  Taper, right?
28m.   I'll squeeze in another run before the race this weekend.  But, you may not hear from me for a few days.  Monday is a holiday and besides, I'm on vacation.  First up, a wedding outside of Chicago.  Then, this:


  1. 13.1 and then 9.3 back to back, you go! amazing!

    taper away my friend! its better to be rested vs overtrained!

    good luck in chitown!

  2. Good luck and watch out for that heat

  3. How I miss our early morning run/girl talk sessions! The only company I've had lately is Sam in the Chariot.