Let me start by giving a shout out to Marion College Legend Jerry Cameron for having 1,921 miles in by the end of August. Of course the first thing I did was add up my totals and I am at 1,907 through then. Pack a lunch Jerry! It will be fun being your teammate again this September 19th.
Things have been rounding off well and then after a phlebotomy on Tuesday I have been in the tank. Nothing there through today as I struggled through 5 miles. It's like I am in the apocalypse. I have a sense of what's going on, but I'm looking through the bottom of a coke bottle. Like stepping into a Pink Floyd song. For those of us who have run for decades the aging part can be challenging. I accept whatever I have is what I have. However you get these teaser days or weeks when you feel like you have somehow beat the system. Natural born world shaker. Top of the world Ma! It ain't happening...you have to roll with it and hope you catch a tasty one on the way in on race day.
And that is basically the best I can explain it. Not trying to be the dream crusher, in fact the opposite. The flashes of still be able to drive to the hole can be uplifting. I am happy I still have the desire to get out there and see if I can get a little fire going.
8/30 - 11.0 (10:42) Minooka w/ Clem, Andy, Dean & Andrea
8/31 - 12.5 w/ 9.0 (7:09)
9/1 - 4.1 (10:27) Menomonee Park w/ Dewey
9/2 - 10.1 (8:27) Died last half
9/3 - 22.0 (8:55) Started before 4am...not fun
9/4 - 6.3 (9:48) Easy
9/5 - 5.0 (10:09) Beat
One last big training week left. My weight has been up, so I am going to have to keep and eye on that. I have been sleeping, but not as soundly. I guess just a crap week. There's no stars on a potato farm.