Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 - Off and Running

I am working on my 2009 review. I need to write a few notes first or I will definitely forget some things.

I did get back to the Pettit this morning for 18.25 miles (or 66 laps, you pick). I did it a little faster that I wanted to, I averaged 9:15 per mile but there were a lot of runners there and I was getting passed and passing lots of people so that kind of makes you go faster even though you don't want to. It was a good run though. I felt like I could continue at this pace for quite a few more laps (A full marathon? I don't know) and this after running 13 1/4 miles on Thursday at 8:28 pace in the cold.

They finally had some speed skaters racing time trials on the Oval during the run. I always like to see these racers, except for the starters pistol going off, especially when I am right next to it.

These was one annoying thing during the run. There were 2 guys running faster that me and passing me every 7 or 8 laps. One of the guys had a really bad stink on him. It followed him like perfume or cologne and all the runners had to choke on it until he was about 40 meters ahead. I know I was not the only one annoyed by this because right after he passed me one time, 2 ladies ahead of us saw him coming and ran off the track until after he passed. As I ran ahead, the ladies were giggling and commenting on him. And when I waved my hand across my face/nose while I was ahead of them, I heard them laugh even louder. I know that I must build up a stench when I run like most of us, but this was ridiculous. But I digress as it is all over with now.

Happy New Year to all of you! May 2010 be an even better running year for you that 2009 was!


ultrarunner (Brian Philpot) said...

Happy New Year! Good luck in 2010!

Beth said...

Oh, stinky runners are hard to tolerate. I need to suck in as much oxygen as possible, so when I have to hold my breath it's not good. I can't wait to hear about your race coming up. You are going to do great!