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Friday, March 20, 2015

Hey, You're A Runner Aren't You......!

Three times this week someone has come up to me and asked....."hey, you're a runner aren't you?". The one guy was while waiting in line at walgreens to pick up a script for Deb. He asked about my altra shoes and converting to zero drop footwear. The second was at the Ihop......guy wanted to know how much I still run at my old ass looking age. The third was at the gym....lady wanted to know if my indians tattoo was some college cross country logo....odd. As I am just about two weeks away from starting my 40th year of running, still seems funny to me that people can tell so easily.....
Had three good runs so far this week. Tuesday I ran 10K, with 8K easy and then 2K at around 8K race pace. Wednesday I ran 8K easy. Thursday I ran another 8K, with 4 repeats of 3 minutes with 2 minute recoveries at around 3K race pace. Gotta push myself some weeks to get that intensity in. Hit the gym monday and today, and will try and finish the week with a long run with a fast finish, and an easy recovery run. We shall see.....
On facebook they do this thing called throwback thursday.....people post all kinds of interesting pictures from their past or from their families past. So today, even though it is friday, I thought I would post a picture of me and my bud billybob from around 25 years ago. We were warming up in fairport for their annual 4th of July weekend 5 mile race. Was a fun day. Billybob is struggling again with breathing issues and is getting a cat scan next week. I am planning to get to him in late may or early june. I have wanted to for the last two years, buy my bride has just struggled thru so may medical problems of her own, haven't felt comfortable leaving her for a few weeks. Hoping I will be able to now......

2 comments:

TerribleTerry said...

I wasn't at this particular race, but I think they also had a bathtub race at the Fairport 4th celebration. Wonder if they still have either. Good memories :-)

Terrible Dad said...

Yes, they did do that bathtub thing....don't know if they still do either......