1) If you have to fix a flat tire, it will be raining. The spare will be under piles of things you haven't thought about for months. And the spare will be underinflated.
2) If a woman asks, "Does this make me look fat?" do not expect to get a laugh by saying, "I can't tell. You're blocking the sun."
3) This new training plan of mine is a killer, but in a good way. Tuesday was 16 miles of hills done hard and felt good. Thursday was another 16 with a few short sprints for the fun of it (top speed of 3:24 was the best in many years). Saturday was 18 with 9 done at marathon effort - if not quite marathon pace - and felt surprisingly good. Sunday was 22 miles and it felt like a very very slow continuation of Saturday's run. 72 miles in 4 runs! This week will see whether I'm improving or if that one week drained me dry.
Aid Station: Eugene Curnow
2 days ago