from mile to marathon

The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.
Lao-Tzu

Saturday, September 08, 2007

training run, I think

My knee behaved with decorum last Sunday. I felt its presence on the downward portion of the marathon, roughly 1/5 of the race, but it did not bother me otherwise and afterwards. Nevertheless, I want to continue to run flat. If someone would pay me my weight in gold, I'd tackle the high-school track again, but I have not received any offers. Everything within comfortable distance is downhill and uphill and both. For a flat course I would have to choose the other side of town.

So I did. Yesterday I signed up for the Chips'n'Salsa half-marathon. It starts tomorrow at the El Pinto restaurant, goes north for a few miles, turns around, and ends where it started with a little southwestern breakfast. What more could one want?

I was hoping to run with Lisa, but her husband surprised her at the last moment by signing up to run with her. I am not going to interfere with romance, now will I?

6 Comments:

At 9:01 PM, Blogger Backofpack said...

Oh, now you're getting into the swing of it - a marathon one weekend, a half the next. Before you know it, you'll do three marathons in three months and you'll sign up to be a Marathon Maniac!

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Sorry about not getting with you on Saturday, my day was crazy. I wanted to find you this morning, but couldn't make you out in the crowd based only on photos from the blog. :(

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger traveler022 said...

Congrats on marathon #2! Running a half-marathon 1 week later. Amazing!

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Annette said...

Wow - way to go for it. I'm impressed that you're already up for another race! I like the name of that one, too. Sounds delicious. ;)

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger JustRun said...

Oh my gosh, how did I now know about this Chips-n-Salsa race? I could have totally gotten into that! Hope it was great!

 
At 5:07 AM, Blogger RunBubbaRun said...

I hope you had a great race..

Running a half after a full, that's pretty awesome..

I know you did well.

 

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