Saturday, August 16, 2008

Not for the faint of heart

I'm 'famous' in my little town and many people that don't know me personally just call me 'The Runner'. At least they don't call it jogging! Anyway, a nice writeup in the local paper which has been doing a series lately on different athletes in various sports.
Sorry folks (Marc in particular) but I just couldn't help doing this... It's been 6 days and is still very tender to touch but at least my shoes have a good sized toe box and it hasn't slowed down my running at all.

Ouch, it's hard to focus with that awful picture staring at me. Let me know if it's too gross and needs to be removed from your view.

I had a great little 6 mile run this morning in the fog and then pouring rain between the semis and finals of the Olympic 100 meter race. Mr Lightning Bolt's 9.69 was simply mind boggling and he eased up for the last 20 meters! He's just 'sick' or from another planet!

Aug 16 - Sat
Training: 6 miles easy easy which felt terrific (8:25 pace) 7/10
Health: legs a little tight and sore but the easy run made it all better 7/10
Stretching: stretched and iced

Total of 64 miles for the week in 8hr 55min and 6 runs. Kept to the plan except for dropping one short 4 mile recovery run on Tues. It's going along nicely but definitely 'Not for the faint of heart'. Have a great week all!

13 comments:

Mike said...

Nice write-up and nasty toe!

Seriously, they need an online version of your newspaper so we can all read it.

I'm looking forward to watching the 100 this evening after work, it sounds like Bolt just annihilated everyone.

Love2Run said...

Thanks for the comment Mike. The paper is online but only for subscribers. So I uploaded a higher res version you can read if you must!

Jamie said...

Congrats on being famous! Great write up, I enjoyed the read. Fitting they have a picture of you with the camera, hee hee.

running faster with the ALIEN LIZARD said...

I just lost my big toe nail this week, after trying out a pair of experimental running shoes last month, i was in loads of pain for two weeks, can't say i miss that old toe nail!

J. Garry Power said...

Very nice story and great that you are getting a little recognition. I am constantly in one phase on another of toe nail molting! Right now I have a crater on my right toe. Yours looks nasty right now!

Grellan said...

Great write up. I still can't get over how relaxed you loooked in Boston taking holiday snaps.

I got a black big toe in Cork Marathon '07, and while it did not fall off it took 9 months to disappear. (pain lasted much less - about 2 weeks).

Dusty said...

Yowza! That has got to hurt!

Congrats on your fame!! I notice they don't have a pic of your toe in the paper. Do they have an online version? You should post the link so we can read it! :)

Dusty said...

Oh, I'm blonde... didn't realize I could click on the picture and be able to read it until after I posted. haha!

Marc said...

Mike - Very nice story in the local paper. You deserve the recognition, and at least now folks will know what that crazy guy is doing out on the roads at all hours.

Anyway, I think you should get some black nail polish (or borrow some from Andrew) and paint the rest to match.

Andrew said...

Now how did I get dragged into this? Mike's feet are his own affair. Limits to friendship and all that.

DawnB said...

What a great write up Mike a local hero!! I don't think they even call mine Jogging anymore :)

Michael said...

You're famous, well done!

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