Thetis Lake 1:40:21
Sunday, November 4, 2007
OK, so waking up this morning was murder, even with the clocks going back an hour and getting that extra sleep-in time. My voice was tired from trying to talk over the loud music at Temple last night …why is it necessary to blare music out in a place where you’re trying to be social. It makes no sense. I found myself reading lips and having to yell directly into people’s ears. So, no singing for me today grrrr…and I think I am going to take up sign language for future outings to clubs.
It was such a cheery morning. The sun streaming in and it was so warm out we had the windows open. The coffee this morning tasted better than usual, probably because I was dying for the dose of caffeine. LeRoo and I had the greatest time running on the Thetis trails for today’s long run. We ran at a good clip the entire way running the same route as last week. I felt pretty frisky despite being up so late the night before and yesterday’s big WO. A coffee and breakfast at La Collina ended the run off nicely! Thanks LeRoo!
I hope a lot of people tuned in to watch the US Men’s Olympic marathon trials yesterday. The live, on-line streaming was down I guess because they were getting too many hits but I recorded the televised NBC coverage. It was only 30 minutes but it highlighted the key moments in the race. Ryan Hall was, well, just freeking amazing. He looked incredibly smooth right to the end. He was waving and celebrating in the last kilometer or so. He could have easily run under 2:09 but he just took his time nearing the finish and soaked up all the glory as he should have. Wow, to show no sign of fatigue even after averaging sub-five minute miles (and 4:3Xs!! as he broke away from the lead group at 17 miles) is unbelievable. I missed watching Paula's win today….damn. I heard it was incredible. I will have to find some video footage on-line.
Isn’t is great to see Paula back racing again! What an exciting race it would have been too, she was neck and neck with Wami for most of the run, I had to make do with checking the net when I woke up this morning.
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