Run hard, be strong, think big!

Percy Cerutty

That's the current quote over there...--->

Fitting...tomorrow my friend Rick is running his first marathon. I'll be with him in spirit as he undertakes this massive task. Go, Rick...you're gonna do great! I just hope Mother Nature is kind to you (and JakeKnight) tomorrow as you run. Stupid Midwest weather...

Lorna/Freckles is running London, as well...actually, I'll bet she's already awake and preparing for her race. I think she had said that rain was in the forecast for that event...but she's Scottish--rain is no challenge to her! ;) Godspeed, girl.

Speaking of weather...I cut today's planned 9 miler down to 8. I just couldn't take another mile of 40º sopping-wet running. I could feel my toes pruning up. So my mileage goal for the week was a mile off...oh well. Gotta take good care of myself for my upcoming 10 miler in a week and 25k 3 weeks after that. Finished the week off at 37.5 miles, I believe. I hope to max out at 40 before the 25k. My highest mileage week last year was 35.8 before one of my Fall half marathons, so I am already starting to crank up the miles and I feel pretty strong. I'll be starting my marathon training at about 33 miles/week and peaking at 45-50.

Go Rick and JK! Hope you both sleep well and wake feeling ready to take on 26.2! :)


  1. Thanks so much for all the support, Zoomy! You're awesome!

    Great week in your running! You're doing great and I'm glad to hear that you're feeling strong despite the high-mileage. Keep it up! You're gonna be very well prepared for the River Run!

    JK had a very good race considering the conditions we ran in yesterday. I had a good one going, but the wheels came off beginning at mile 18. My leg just wouldn't HTFU for another 8 miles, primarily the last 10k which was a complete train wreck. I'll get a report up on my blog and RA sometime today with details. I'm still happy with how I did considering what was going on with my body. I felt great other than my leg.

    Heh! Your quote today is this:
    "Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win." Funny... today, I don't really give a rat's fart what anyone else is doing training-wise today. :)

    Have a great week and... keep up the awesome training! You're gonna be all over your 25k PR girl!

    Oh... Hey... we had a little cookout at our house yesterday afternoon at the race for my support posse, and my and Tammy's folks, and one of my friends brought me over a 6 pack of Bell's Oberon! I like... I don't care WHAT Q says about it not being a beer. It was tasty. ;)

  2. I don't blame you for ignoring the current quote, either! ;)

    Yeah, Mike is a bozo...not liking Oberon.... Certainly makes me question the dude's taste!