Sunday, April 11, 2010

One week to go!

I am sure glad the LD50 was not this weekend. We had 30+ mph gusts almost all weekend and cold temps. I got in a run on Saturday, and planned on going 8 but started to get left achilles tightness early on and didn't want to fight the wind so I stopped at 4 miles. I also decided to take off the rest of the weekend for running and try and recover as much as possible. The weather made the decision easier.

Looking at the forecast it appears that everyone should have at least decent weather next weekend. Antelope Valley, Las Vegas, and Boston should all be ok. No major weather systems predicted.

The Song of the Ungirt Runners

We swing ungirded hips,
And lightened are our eyes,
The rain is on our lips,
We do not run for prize.
We know not whom we trust
Nor whitherward we fare,
But we run because we must
Through the great wide air.

The waters of the seas
Are troubled as by storm.
The tempest strips the trees
And does not leave them warm.
Does the tearing tempest pause?
Do the tree-tops ask it why?
So we run without a cause
'Neath the big bare sky.

The rain is on our lips,
We do not run for prize.
But the storm the water whips
And the wave howls to the skies.
The winds arise and strike it
And scatter it like sand,
And we run because we like it
Through the broad bright land.

Charles Hamilton Sorley

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