From a pathetic running week last week to a great one this week: along with the 1/2 marathon on Sunday, I'm finally taking a day off today to rest and recuperate. Vince led a great trail run last night from Pine Lane along with Brian M. and Rob L.. Even with all the rain and thunderstorms we had the night before, the trail soaked it up like a sponge and was dry. We turned back at the Boston Store and took the Valley Bridle Trail back. Some great hill work, indeed! It was great to finally be back on the trails just before the leaves begin to fall. I can't wait to get off the asphalt long-runs and back onto the trails. But before that, our last VR Training run in preps for Akron will be this Saturday. We'll be leaving Lock 29 in Peninsula at 6:30am for a 16.5 mile or 12.5 mile run...all on roads, and very challenging. A great final push before Akron's hilly course. I think a trip over to Szalay's Farm Market will be in order after the run....YUM!
Did You Know??: on this day in history, Frank Shorter won the gold medal in the men's marathon at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. When will American marathoners return to the podium???
Oh yes, very Happy Trails to you all!