Get your porch on
It’s been a long time since my last entry because things have been kind of crazy. A lot of action as of late as I attempt put the lattice on the back deck and the roof on the front porch to get both of them completed by the 20th. I have a nice picture timeline of the outside transformation of the house that I may post once the projects are finished. Right now they are driving me nuts and I just want them done. I probably should have done them one at a time but I figured I would only have to pay one lumber delivery charge, pay for the cement truck once, rent the auger once, wreck the lawn once, and have the house in construction mode for 3 months instead of all summer/fall. It has made the schedule hectic and every free moment is pretty much spoken for until I finish these two little projects. Unfortunately my TV watching is way down as well as my paper reading and sports catching up on. But, my socializing is way up by way of birthdays, cook-outs, lake parties, and all around general merriment.
These two things are combining to make my running almost non-existent. I would post more often if only I had something running related to write about. How many times can you write 7 miles, nobscott loop?
Actually, there is the Johnny Carson 2 miler I forgot to report. The second round of the Silly Season was completed on the 4th of July with my favorite 2 mile road race (only two mile road race actually, but it is still my favorite one) . I figured I might be able to show up and steal some money with a 9:35 or something around there. After jogging by Said Ahmed, Pat Tarpy, Nate Jenkins, and Matt Ely I quickly realized that nothing would be stolen this day. Needless to say it was a fast race. Very fast. New course record by Tarpy in 8:50 gave him 1000 bucks and pretty much put the record out of reach for any mortal runner. My PR on that course is 9:17 and I was in pretty good shape so 8:50 is very impressive. Funny thing is that on the starting line when an old teammate asked me what I wanted to run. I told him about 9:40 given the weather and a negative split would be nice of 4:52, 4:48 would be good. Well would you know it, 4:52 low and 4:48 high for a 9:41. Odd to call it like that. I went out a little hot in 2:21 but it is downhill. Then 4:52 up hill to the mile mark and 2:24 2:24 to bring it home. 8th overall which is just about where I should have been. A good run, certainly not a great run, but a good run.
Well, I am off to swelter in the heat for a late lunchtime shake-out.
I will try to be better about posting as training starts to ramp back up for Beach to Beacon.
That’s all I got.