Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Well, I think I’m going to survive. This morning I felt much better, which means I looked something like this;

Actually, yesterday I thought I was going to put a zero in the logbook after sleeping in. However, after putting the kids to bed, I still felt pretty good, so I went for a 5 mile run. Lately, it’s becoming apparent that the days are getting shorter. I started my run at 8:15 and the sun was already starting to set. And then this morning it was still pretty dark at 5:30 – not headlamp dark, but it won’t be long now.

Today’s good news is that it appears the lifecycle of the black fly has run its course. During this morning’s 10 mile trail run, I only noticed 2 or 3 buzzing around my head.

Here’s something I’ve thought to blog about before, but never have. Anyone else out there not wear their race shirts from their marathons or other "important" such races? I’m not sure why, but I rarely wear my “big event” shirts. I have a couple of shirts and fleece tops from Boston that I like, but they’re not my finisher shirts. And even though Ironman Wisconsin was 5 years ago, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve worn my finisher shirt. I did wear it last Friday when I felt like crap – thinking maybe it’d help me feel better. It didn’t.

Here’s Carrie Tollefson’s latest journal entry.

Quote of the day;

“I know I could have taken the world record if my legs were fresh. I’m peaking perfectly. God, I wish we were racing the Olympics tomorrow! Nobody is running these times! I’m gonna kill them all. I know it. I feel it! I see it!” – Steve Prefontaine, after his lead-up races to the 1972 Olympic Games


Anonymous said...

Hey Chad:

Did you happen to catch the results for the 5k at the Race for Oramia on August 2nd? Winner under 14 minutes, 11 runners under 15 minutes, 18 men under the 16 minute mark. The only other field that deep is Brian Kraft 5k, and that gets twice as many runners. In the 10k, there were 10 men running sub-five minute miles.

Pretty awesome for a small race (only 100 finishers)

Chad said...

Well, Oromia offers a lot more prize money than Brian Kraft.

I'd still say, top to bottom, Brian Kraft is the deepest local road race - especially is you're just looking for results from Minnesotans.