I was very interested to read these dueling opinion columns in Runner’s World about passing people during races. I don’t know why passing people is such a sticky subject for runners, but it is. I’ve always had the opinion that some people are going to be faster than me – and thus will probably pass me – and some are going to be slower, and I’ll probably pass them. That’s the great thing about running: ANYONE can be a runner, whether you’re Meb or … well … someone like me.
These kiddos went back to school this week, in the second and fourth grades. Hard to believe that they looked like this, like, yesterday. So much happening on the running front! Spending lots of time running with Lifetime Run and Cooper Fitness:And then, this happened a couple of weeks ago – a weekly mileage PR:No major injuries this season; everything looks to be on track for Houston.Â In other news, I’m pacing the wonderful Showdown Half Marathon on Oct. 10.
Today I transferred my runs from my Garmin and checked out my miles since Sunday. I was surprised to see my weekly mileage total:To many, many runners, this is not a big deal. It would not have been a big deal for me early last year, when I would go out on Saturday and do a 13-miler, then 5- or 6-mile runs the rest of the week. But being injured lowers your standards. A lot. So I was happy that my body was strong enough to allow me to achieve this milestone, modest though it may be.
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