Friday, October 16, 2009

Like Father Like Son

Here is a picture of my 9 year-old son Logan, with me by his side, pushing through the last 100 meters of his mile run yesterday. He squeezed in just under 7 minutes. Kid loves to run, go figure!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Western States 2010

Well, it's about that time. Time for the first Western States post in the run-up to 2010. This is not a prediction post or a philosophical post or even a reflective post. Rather, this is just a little rumination about the upcoming race. After all, the deadline for getting into the lottery is tomorrow and there are about 1800 folks interested in running as of now. In addition, there is a bit of buzz coming out of Auburn that a few changes may be on the way. I know nothing about this but the rumor mill in this sport is pretty active so, you never know. It's pretty fun sitting here in the off-season thinking about WS 2010 and wondering what it has in store:

Cal Hal 3-peat?
Will the foreign influence continue?
Can the East Coasters continue to rise?
Will Anita win again?
Who will be the surprises coming out of the newly configured Ultra Cup?

The list of intriguing questions goes on and on but one thing's for sure. The excitement for the event is greater than ever. The mystique around the event is thicker than ever. And, the feeling I have about toeing that line for a 7th time in June is more exhilarating than ever.

Much, much more to come.


Monday, October 5, 2009

New poll

With Roes and Krupicka getting the most votes in the two previous polls here's the tie-breaker, head-to-head. Hopefully, we'll see them duel it out in real life soon.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mileage Total for Nine Months

I just added up my miles for the first nine months of 2009 and I think I am on track to reach my goal of 3200. As of today I am sitting on 2691 miles for the year. With a reduction in mileage through the fall as I try to run a 5 min mile it will be tight. But, if I manage to stay issue free I think I'll make it.

Went to the track tonight:

5x100 16 seconds each
3x200 36 seconds each
6x400 78, 76, 79, 79, 79, 75

This is going to be tough!

And, oh yeah, I made a bet with Brownie. You can check it out on his blog.