3.11.2006

Running - Yesterday morning I went out for a three mile run. I covered it in a very pedestrian 9:20 pace. When I consider my 5K PR pace I realize I am still a long way from racing form. Time is a-wasting. I need to try some tempo and track workouts and see if speed is still in my game.
I have observed that a marathon can really take you down in physical condition. I can remember last September saying to myself that I was in the best shape of my life. Now I'm creaking, slow and sore where I never was before. I hope it gets better rather than just plain old.
Army - Only five West Point cadets arrived at the airport yesterday. All are prior service soldiers working extra hard to become officers. They are just way too polite, well mannered and disciplined compared to most college students. Even their partying is tame by comparison. They got up this morning and started swimming laps because they are in a swim/drown-proofing class this semester and practice makes perfect. Nicky the fox terrier is a first class coach around the pool as you can see in the accompanying photo. They rented an SUV to get around and are off to the beach today. I should have gone with them.

7 comments:

Christine said...

Looks like some good kids!

Rae said...

Ha! That is one happy dog.

A marathon is one body depleting asshole!

21st Century Mom said...

Hot guys in the house and the pool? my, my, my......life is just not fair sometimes.

I know what you mean about a marathon seeming like the thing that does us in rather than icing our training cake - so odd and also not fair. I think your recovery pace will be your savior and you will be back in form soon.

A said...

What? Men? 22? Polite and well mannered? They woke up early to swim?
Have them point their SUV in the direction of Phoenix please...
haha

susie said...

I'll bet you are having a great time. Do you have pancakes on the schedule for this morning? And, yes, you should have gone with them.

Susan said...

You'll be in race shape in no time. If it makes you feel any better - I still feel like I am recovering from my marathon in October.

Yes. You should have gone with them.

jeanne said...

I had to blow that photo up. More, please. More boys in pool, less dog.