Friday, October 12, 2007


In my blogging world, Fridays seem to be the day for providing lots of links – at least lately.

This is like the 5th post in a row where I’ve mentioned Erin. I’m sure people are starting to talk. However, I wanted to at least post her thoughts from her qualifying performance. And while I’m at it, I want to clarify yesterday’s post. She did not jump from 3:13 to 2:53 all at once. There were low 3s along the way and maybe even some high 2:50s. I was just trying to give a general correlation between her mileage and race times.

Speaking of topics that are probably getting old, here’s one last article on the Chicago Marathon. It’s a more straight-forward-in-your-face approach. Or as we tell our girls, “You get what you get and you don’t have a fit.”

For those who like history and are interested in the top Olympic Marathon finishers over the years, there’s this link. It turns out I was born 100 years too late. Had I been born 100 years ago (and able to run to my current fitness levels), I may have been in the hunt for an Olympic medal.

And if you’ve been reading the Team USA Minnesota journal entries, here’s Emily Brown’s latest.

Not much to report on my running. I’m starting to sound like a broken record; nice run, great weather, legs feel awesome, motivated to train, etc. This morning’s run consisted of 8 more trail miles.

Quote of the day;

“At mile 24 I calculated that I was under pace again, and this was the first time that I thought I might be able to do it. I spent the next two miles holding my breath (metaphorically, of course) and trying to stay calm. With a mile to go I had 7:30 minutes to finish, and I said to myself, "You train faster than that on your easy days." Still, a marathon is a marathon, and disaster can strike at any time. I didn't celebrate until I had about fifty meters to go.” – Erin Ward

1 comment:

Patrick said...

Good to hear that you're back and motivated Chad. Skipping TCM turned out to be a very wise decision. Its always good to be rolling into winter instead of recovering.