It was just getting real good last night and it had to end. Talk about 24 hour runs...500 milers. Different looks at it, non-agreement, personal experience, conjecture, mastering the time continuum, etc. That's kind of when it's best. Get a taste and leave room for later. I think the looming Sawtooth race for some had us talking about being out there. I knew I wasn't ready. Craig had some real interesting comments that made me think. Craig ran 22 blue loops at Nordic last year in 58 hours and change with a broken foot. That's just over 200 miles. Sometimes it's best to just listen.
At one time I thought I might like to venture once into that rhealm. Perhaps it would be the last great adventure for me. That's all I'm going to say about that for now.
I opted to do 8 miles this evening on a hilly road out and back. Ran 30:51 out and returned in 27:54. T'was a bit of work, but my decision to race Al's Run 8k on September 17th left me thinking I should start picking it up a bit. I think today I decided I'll have my own little weekly race series. Racing one's self into shape works pretty fairly even if my only competitor is the watch.
I looked up Ken Brett on Wikipedia recently to confirm what I though I remembered. As a pitcher, he hit a home run in 4 consecutive starts as a pitcher. That's impressive, but not as good as Rick Wise throwing a no-hitter and hitting 2 homers in the same game. Believe both did it for Philly in the early 70s.
If you get the chance, go on youtube and watch part 2 of the Sports Century series on Secretariat. It covers the Belmont Stakes race where he wins by 31 lengths. Search - Secretariat Sports Century Belmont. "Secretariat is moving...like a tremendous machine!" It will fire you up. Trust me on this, it is worth the view.