Enjoy the Thin Lizzy!So, it's been nice to just catch up with people on some general purpose runs. This past week I ran with GSTC teammates, two legendary EHS xc/t&f alums Rich Angelillo(96') and Steve Flynn(12'), RVRR folks, the group up in Jersey City and Metuchen at Runner's High, and the boys team at EHS. It's good to have a big network of runners. I've run along the Hudson River, at Holmdel Park, on the Middlesex Greenway, and the D&R canal, Beuchluch Park, streets in Edison, Metuchen, and right here at home in Highland Park. I'm back in a nice groove.
One thing is for sure, I don't want to race a road marathon this fall. A few months ago, I thought that I wanted to run one. Now, I'm sure I'd rather mix it up with XC and trail stuff. Distances ranging from 5k-HM. Plans for trail ultra's are not out the window, just on the back burner, or at least I don't see something before me that I'm targeting yet. Also, from what I see/gather, that preparing for the Ultra stuff really puts you into a different place mentally and emotionally. For some, it's all zen and mild escapism from the week's bullshit. While others put the running before everyone and everything. I'm looking to stay on my own wave length in between. I'm a devoted person in many aspects of my existence, but running is my way of life, its a culture and a faith(in a calling, in yourself, in traveling the earth one stride at a time as often as you can) and people need to understand that.
Oh, and the past 2 weeks, I'm in the 50-60mpw range. Moving right along, in a good place. This is going to be a big base, my races this fall are going to be so legit'. Looking forward, looking up.