This has been a hectic week starting a new job and all. Hopefully next week will be better.
Today I got in my 22 mile long run with Rick. Went fairly well, even though I did kind of die at the end. Last mile got ugly. while I dont think I will set any time records it left me feeling confident I could finish. I haven't done any speedwork in a while and I really want to get in something but it seems to bother my shin more then the long runs. So if I just finish the Cleveland marathon I will still be happy I did that, regardless of time. Of course if I happen to get some race day magic and meet my goal of 4:15 I will be thrilled. Any suggestions on how to get some good race day karma??
When I got home today I had a package. It was my kazoo's from Coach Ken of the running stupid podcast. You can go to Runningstupid.net to check it out. That was a totally unpaid endorsement of the podcast. The kazoo's are a beautiful bright orange. It only took minutes after I opened them to have the wife annoyed. What can I say I need practice. Thanks again Coach Ken. Also if anyone is on Buckeyeoutdoors.com sign up for the podcasters challenge, there can be only one is the name. Join me and Coach Ken on Team Running Stupid. Hey you can even go ahead and sign up for buckeyeoutdoors.com and join. Nobodys stopping you.
One last note on last weekends race. I think after the race I had the best tasting bowl of potato soup I have ever had. Its so good a week later I still talking about it. I even considered asking about a recipe, but I think it had something to do with being outside, after the race that enhanced the flavor. But it was really good soup!! I would run that race again for the soup. But im keeping the shorts anyways.