Sometimes I feel like I'm running in circles.
Running, running, running in circles.
I've been doing a lot of reading about ultras these past few days (thanks Robin for some great links). The one word that I keep seeing repeated over and over about running an ultra is "patience." I'm so excited about the JFK 50 right now that my patience is going to be tested to the max just waiting for the doggone thing. Yes, I said doggone.
Oh, and I still have a marathon to train for. At this point I don't think my marathon training will change much. I'll put some extra time on my feet on the weekends, probably in the form of walking with some running sprinkled in. I don't want to get so excited about the 50 that I go off the deep end with my training. Patience.
Sadie and I got up early this morning to run a big circle around town. The run felt good. And Sadie seems to be getting her energy back. She's doing well, though she still has some swelling around the area where she was operated on. It looks like it will take a while for it to completely disappear.
There were quite a few bikers on the roads this morning. Some of the were going pretty fast and I couldn't help but wonder whether they are doping or not. I guess that goes to show you the sad state that professional cycling is in right now. I've never been a die hard cycling fan, but I've been a huge Tour de France fan for the past 5 or so years. This year I'm completely turned off by it and all the doping and scandals. I'll just stick with my sparkling clean Major League Baseball. Yep, no drugs and nothing less than the most honest athletes in baseball...
Today: 9.5 miles
Keep Running! (even if it's in circles...)