Monday, August 06, 2007


With the girls at Grandma’s (not the marathon) for a sleep-over, I was able to sneak out of work a little early and meet my wife at the movie theater. We watch the “Boren” Ultimatum. Great stuff. If you like the first two, you’ll like this one too.

After being concerned with the pace of last week’s group run, Kim and I decided to meet 30 minutes early on Saturday, in order to get in a warm-up. It definitely helped as the pace was even quicker than last week, but overall the run felt easier. I managed to get in 18 miles at about 7:20 pace.

My latest interviewee joined us for this run. That was nice because it was the most I’ve ever talked to him. Anyway, this run gave me 54 miles for my cutback week.

On my way home I stopped at the library and happened to come across this article on a guy that graduated from UW-EC the year before I got there. You don’t see that every day.

Warning: the next sentence has two words that should never appear together. Yesterday I spent about 5 hours hunched over a pressure washer as I stripped my mother-in-law’s deck. The work is not that hard, but I was pretty tired once I got home and I ended up not running. That’s not really what I had in mind for the start of a week where I hope to build my 70 miles from two weeks ago. But that’s alright. Remember, life doesn’t always fit into nice little 7-day buckets called "weeks". I’ll do what I can.

Quote of the day;

“Back then, we figured once you hit thirty, it was time to hang it up. I trained hard and quick. I didn’t really enjoy running, like most people today do. Training runs were just another entry in my logbook.”Perry Bach


Anonymous said...

I believe the movie is the "Bourne" Ultimatum.

Maybe you are thinking of Jenna Boren. Great runner. Never been in a movie (as far as I know).

Not trying to be picky, just wanted to let you know.

Chad said...

Umm, that's why "Boren" was in quotes.