Julie had her annual running party on the Superior Trail this weekend and I see Helen's doing a beta run up there as well. Adam did his RTA hill run Saturday and then more hills at Hyland on Sunday. Keith ran out at Afton (as I expect many others did).
Man, I wish I were running well. Managed to get my bad leg out the door and ran for a while with Allan Holtz, who's always good for cheering one up. He told me all about Kyle Skaggs being the first to crack 24 hours at Hardrock. The 20 year-olds are discovering ultras!
Today, I bailed at 3 miles, exhausted. I just need to be able to do another 47 in two weeks!
I usually don't promote other people's blogs, but check out Lisa's description of her first marathon at the 1/2 Voyageur. I was planning on volunteering up there; wish I could've been there to cheer her on. Sounds like she's got a future at the distance.
Someone just spotted my Superior 50K shirt (blaze orange - you could see it from the moon) and asked me about it. Told me his nephew runs up there; Steve Schuder. Yeah, you might say I've heard of him. Then he asked me my name and said, "You ran for North High School, didn't you?" Well, yes, in the late Cenozoic era. "I taught there. I was the weight coach for the track team."
Raise the Jolly Roger
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