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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Indoor Track

In hindsight it was probably not the smartest thing to do but I am a creature of habit and on Tuesday nights I have indoor track practice. Period, the end. Nothing bad happened so I guess in the end it all worked out.

Just prior to track Michelle Poublon (Gate City Striders President) made a surprise announcement and presented me with the GCS 2008 Comeback Runner of the Year award. She had some very nice things to say about me (all untrue of course) and rattled off some of my results from 2008. I have to admit, I was a bit embarrassed and generally do not take compliments well but it was nice to be recognized by my peers. It's no 'Major Award' (aka A Christmas Story) but it was a nice plaque nonetheless. Ok, enough about that...

Tonight's workout was not too stressful (6 x 800's at 5k pace, 400 rest). 800's are my favorite track distance but 6 didn't sound like enough. Well for tonight anyways I was grateful it was only 6. I ran hard but held back a bit on the first 3-4 to see how they would feel. I did the first one with Joe Rogers but he quickly tired of me and dropped me on the next 5. He was running 80 sec 1/4's and I was running 84 sec. Right behind me was Jerry Fitzgibbons and that's the way we stayed the rest of the night. Throw in a couple miles of warm up and COOL down runs and by 7pm I had 6.7 miles in the books. Snowshoe racing for the weekend is looking good!

1 comment:

Michael said...

Maybe we should consider the "Leg Lamp Award" option next year. :)

Congrats & get well.