Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday!

December 6th is now on the 10 day forecast! They are calling for rain at this point with a low of 40 degrees and a high of 57! Looks like a 30% chance of rain. I will be watching closely.

10 days to go. I was going to run a 12 miler this weekend but I think I will really shut it down. My right leg would probably be sore for 2-3 days after that based on the last two runs. I will trust that the work has been put in.

Here is a feel good story of a young female runner in MN. It makes me cold just reading the article.

There was a showdown in Tulsa last weekend to break the record for a marathoner pushing a baby jogger (baby must be present in jogger). Well the record was broken with a time of 2:32:10. He also won the race (well actually his 10 month old was the first to cross the finish line)! Check out the slide show here. The first image of the starting line is cool for two reasons. First, you never see baby joggers at the front of the starting line. And second, one of my readers and high desert runner Chuck Fieland, is standing between the two joggers! Chuck finished in 73rd place with a time of 3:23:46.

Here is my Black Friday deal. If you are in the market for a Garmin, has the Forerunner 405 for $225!

Amazon has the Forerunner 305 (my watch) for $140!

Quote of the day: "It's lessons of life when it comes to athletics, especially in individual sports. It's not like a football player, when you make a mistake you've got your helmet on and your mask on, nobody can see you. But when you are running cross country and track you're stripped down to your skivies and you are bare-assing it to the world right there. You're two feet from the guy next to you and five feet from your fans and they're right in your face! That's the nature of the sport, it's cool"--Ron Warhurst (Michagan distance coach)


Chuck said...

All the work is done. Believe in your training. You are ready!

Thank you for posting the picture. I really enjoyed talking with the two guys pushing the baby joggers. Calling them baby joggers does not seem right when they are running sub-6 minute mile pace for the marathon! They had a plan to run together for the first 20 miles so they could take turns running a few steps ahead of each other. They agreed to check on each others baby every so often. They each had bags of fruit loops for their baby. The mother's looked very nervous strapping their babies into the joggers before the race!

Anonymous said...

Re: the article about the girl. You know of course that I went to the same school and lived in Nelson Hall! Chuck, cool to have a first hand account of the race. How did you do? Mom