Training has been going pretty good the last few weeks. I think the highlights may have been bushwhacking through the river bottoms and trudging through a snow storm...so much fun. The marathon training has also been coming along well. The latest key workout was this morning – 20 miler with 6 at marathon pace down the Greenway. I fully attribute the success of this workout to proper hydration and fueling, in particular a brand new line of Gatorade drink that just came out today! It’s called Gatorade Slush™ and I think it’s only available in Minnesota. I highly recommend it to all.
In my latest attempt to incorporate some cross-training in the schedule, I am exploring a new sport. Just a couple days ago, I purchased a ping pong table from the nicest people off Craigslist! So I used to think running was a simple sport…but now ping pong, there’s a real simple sport. All you have to do is hit the ball back to the other side – that’s it…so simple. No Gu, S Caps, or special shoes to worry about…you can’t get lost or trip and fall down. I’m a little worried about all the side-to-side movement, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take.
Even look at Forest Gump. He was really good at both ping pong and running. I mean, I guess he was really good at a bunch of other things too, but was unmatched in ping pong and running. Can’t believe that’s based off a true story.
|Further evidence that many of the best ultra runners have very impressive beards.|
And tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Well, it’s not actually Thanksgiving, but my roommate Ben and I are hosting the 2nd Annual Sunday-before-Thanksgiving Party! Now we just have to figure out how to cook two turkeys and a bunch of other food for 30+ people in my little house in Northeast. It will be a memorable day.
|This turkey looks nervous.|