December 12, 2006
in search of Duncan Larkin
Again with the hiatus, but this time it was for a worthy cause: approximately a month ago, Duncan Larkin's RSS feed suddenly stopped showing new entries. I knew something had to be horribly wrong, and vowed to do whatever it took to find him. I'd pull out all the stops, spare no expense, follow every lead no matter where it took me. So today I was reading Chelle's latest blog entry and there it was, Duncan's new RSS feed address, yay! The search is over. I can live my life again.
That's mostly a load of shit, of course. I did wonder what happened to Duncan, and I did just finally stumble upon his new blog address today, but the reason it took me so long to do it (and the reason I haven't posted anything here in a while) is because school has been a lot like work! The past 4 weeks have been a blur of anatomy & physiology (how it's spozed to work) and pathology (what happens when it doesn't). The term ended last Friday and I made it out with very good grades, which ultimately don't matter at all. And now I have a very lovely 3 whole weeks of vacation, something which grownups rarely get and which I haven't had since, um, grad school.
Running has been slowly improving; the mileage is finally coming up and the workouts are going a bit better. I'm still Johnny (Janey) one-pace, but the one pace is coming down. I'm gradually shedding my race-phobia, and to prove it I ran a mediocre 10K Thanksgiving and a so-so half-marathon a couple of days ago and did not panic or die of shame or anxiety. I'm still planning on McMarathon in about 4 weeks, and against all logic I'm going to try for the same 3:10 I've tried for the past 3 marathons, when I was in better shape. What's the worst that could happen?
Posted by joe positive at December 12, 2006 5:01 PM
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Hey Joe Prodigal :)
...What's the worst that could happen? That you disapper for such a long while!! :) While you were looking for Duncan, I am sure I wasn't the only one looking for Joe+ve... great to see your thoughts again :)
Only news I have after today's wearing 12 x 400m intervals (in 76s with the same rest) is: the feet are holding up, so are the calves, and it's just remarkable...
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at December 13, 2006 10:48 AM
Welcome back! Good to hear from you!
Posted by: Meghan at December 13, 2006 9:28 PM