My good ol' buddy Principal Jason wrote yesterday. He is a sometimes lurker, sometimes jogging pal and one time race buddy in Miami. Anyway he read the last post about my 17 mile ordeal.

He mentioned how he's training for Chicago. Okay; that's a month sooner than New York. He just did a 20 miler. That makes sense too. And yesterday he knocked out 3x1600 in 7:43 times ... or was it 7:23. Whatever it was, it was not a pace I would expect this former Clydesdale to be putting up.

I was green with envy.

And cussing him all the way home from the track this morning. I had 3x1600s to do too. It was your typical balmy 79 degrees this morning at O-dark hundred. I tried. I really did. I knew I could beat Jason two years ago. Did I still have it?

I have been relegated to the second division. 8:20, 8:27 and 8:38. I am nowhere close to that horse now.

Nay is me.


Just12Finish said...

There's still many a division behind you.

ShoreTurtle said...

There's no need for the long face.

Darrell said...

You're not ready for the glue factory quite yet.

Joe said...

Comparisons can work both ways. Be yourself...enjoy.

Runner Susan said...

Nay nay to me too . . . I was once faster . . . but I do have a little more built in endurance than I did a while back.

jeanne said...

oh you men and your silly games. guess what--i bet i can find a LOT of people faster than that guy! and look at the bright side--maybe he'll burn out!
no need to thank me, i'm here to help.