Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rocket man

I packed my bags last night pre-marathon
Zero hour seven a.m.
And I'm gonna pee three times by then
I miss the 70s so much I miss Hogan's Heroes
It's lonely out in Vernon
On such a timeless road trip

And I think it's gonna be a long long time
Till my hamstring brings me round again to find
I'm not the thoner' I am in my brain
Oh no no no I have a cool moustache
Rocket man burning out his fuse out in Madison

Boston ain't the kind of place to bandit kids
In fact you have to qualify
And there's no one there to praise you if you did
And all these aid stations I don't understand
I ran a 3:15:58 I know that's pretty weak.
A moustached man, a moustached man

And I think it's gonna be a long long time
Till my training brings me round again to find
I'm not going to weigh 179 again at home
Oh no no no Mr. sweet moustache
Rocket man got skirted 5 times in Madison

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Of the motto!

A couple days ago in a dream I saw my old childhood friend...Butch Boughter.  In the dream we were adults and it has been probably close to 35 years since I have seen Butch.  My brother Bryan was there along side me.  The first thing I say to Butch is, "OF THE MOTTO!"  Then, without any hesitation Butch goes into the drill..."OOooofffFFF....ttthhhheeeee MOTTO!"  It was so hilarious I called my brother and we howled about it.  Ask me sometime and I will tell you the rest of the story.

Sun:  10.3 (10:05) easy at Minooka w/ Clem and Dean
Mon:  10.2 (8:10) Fox loop w/ Grubby
Tue:  5.0 easy (8:55)
Wed:  7.1 easy (10:29) Lapham/Ice Age w/ Bero
Thu:  Off
Fri:  4.0 w/ 1.0 in 6:35
Sat:  7.5 total, 1.75 w/u (8:22), 4.0 (6:52, 6:38, 6:36, 6:15), 1.75 c/d (8:24).

Trying not to eat myself to 180 pounds.  If I am 175 at the starting line that is a major victory.  Feeling pretty solid.  Thinking 1:36 for first half and then go from there.  That is 7:19 pace and under normal conditions I would probably go faster, but I have a feeling the cool/windy and possible wet weather may make this realistic.  I will run in my Adidas Drop Zeroes or whatever label they had when I bought them a few years back, I just know they are lighter.  All that is left at this point is a few light runs, a couple faster paced miles, and a good attitude.