Friday, May 23, 2008
Time to Chill
We're heading out of town and out of contact for a few days. It's a small lake in northern Missouri. I know there are two-lane highways to get us there. That's all I know. We're meeting good friends from back in the day when we lived in Milwaukee. While I'm out there, loafing, jogging, drinking a beer or two and otherwise unwinding, I'll be thinking of all you runners at the Soldier Field 10, Western Springs Tower Trot, Ridge Run, Elgin 10-miler, St Alexander's 5K, Madison, Jacksonport and everywhere else this weekend. It's time for me to re-charge for the Madison-Chicago 200M Relay June 6-7. I'll be running close to 19 miles in three chunks over about 20 hours for our Grand Masters team (50-and-over), Fossils Velocity. My team captain Chris Nemeth assigned me to Legs 12,24 and 36, which means I'm running anchor. I don't take the responsibility lightly on a team of hard-core studs like this one. To quote one of my favorite songs from xc skiing's American Birkebeiner: "I got to put in some training, or I'll have a whole lot of paining." Have a great Memorial Day weekend.