Sunday, August 21, 2016

Summer Running Streak, Day #84

Three and a half miles tonight. Ended up covering about forty-one miles total for this week, making this my biggest load of the training cycle. I'd like to work in another couple forty mile weeks as I approach my late October marathon, but we'll see how that all goes. I'm confident in my ability to cover the distance, and not as interested in PRing the 26.2 as this will be my first year running two marathons in the span of a year. I'd like to be able to do that, stay healthy, and then revise goals heading into next Spring.

 Heck of a time watching the Olympic Marathon this morning. Was very impressed (as I think everyone was) with Galen Rupp, but also Jared Ward. Hell of a thing running in 90% humidity like that, even if the rain spared them from the heat. I live in a really humid environment, and the summer is the worst for it.

We have had a great time watching the games in general, although I find it hard to accept the rosy narrative that is pitched at us by the media. These are real places, with real people, and they have actual problems. I don't see the need to be super PC on all this stuff, but I don't see the sense in ignoring the facts, either. Anyway it has been fun following this as a family. During the busy season at work we don't watch much TV, so it is nice to spend some time together following something like this.

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