Wednesday, August 20, 2008


usain bolt = RIDICULOUS. 19.30 for the 200 and it didn't even look like he was trying...holy crap.

as for me, i did 6 x 2 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy today, plus 15 or so extra minutes to make it about 6 miles on the day. fartleks suck right now but i've done pretty much zero speed this summer so it was a good start. and i'm LOVING my switch to mizunos...seriously, i think the inspire 4s were made specifically for my feet. now lets just hope they don't decide to pull an asics and completely ruin everything when they "upgrade" them...

Sunday, August 10, 2008


i'm lazy and haven't posted all summer...sorry. to sum up my summer running, well, its had its ups and downs. i've been pretty solidly running about 35 miles per week, sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less, but for some reason i don't feel that in shape (although this week i feel like i'm starting to come around). most of my runs are 6.5-8.5 miles, at 7:45 or under pace (possibly the reason why i feel like crap during most runs), and are scheduled around my 45 hour work weeks and attempting to have some sort of a social life. i have done one race, a 10K in new york city while i was on vacation, where i ran a 48:02 (7:44 pace) which surpassed my expectations but still wasn't exactly what i would call an awesome race.

so now cross country season is almost upon me. and since there's a pretty good chance that this will be my last season of real cross country (due to the possibility of me leaving the state for grad school, but that's another story), i want to make it count. so hopefully, for about the 4th time, i'm going to try and get back into this blog to keep myself motivated and just kind of document some of my musings on why i do this crazy sport.

and on a completely unrelated note, i just watched the us win an absolutely incredible 4 x 100 freestyle relay in the olympics...a come from behind victory at the last was pretty amazing.

this week's running:
mon - 3 miles (incredibly humid and got called into work early)
tues - 6.8 (olin-turville park)
wed - 7.5 (bike path to beltline)
thurs - 7.7 (picnic point/bay fields with jade)
fri - 6.2 (monona bay loop)
sat - off
sun - 8.25 (john nolan trail to esther beach rd, back on wingra bike path)