Sunday, April 19, 2009

Good Times

ephemeral \ih-FEM-er-ul\, adjective:
1. Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; as, an ephemeral flower.
2. Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.

Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
-- Eva Green

Rather, we must separate what is ephemeral... from the things that are of lasting importance.
-- Patrick Smith, Japan: A Reinterpretation

Yesterday was a long, busy but very good day. It was fun to drag Thomas around the city, the expo, the course, to finally meet Michael and then to have a wonderful meal with Mark and his family. It's hard to pinpoint any one moment in particular but we all enjoyed each others company and the non-stop running babble kept us totally entralled in our plans and ambitions for the big day on Monday.

We're all ready and raring to go too. Thomas just went off for an early Sunday morning jog and he's more than ready and now suitably impressed or at least forewarned of what is in store for him. Michael is also very keen and looks super fit and ready to tear up the course from his dangerous position in the 1st corral. Me, I'm as ready as you could expect given the ups and downs of the last several months but am ready to give it a strong effort with the emphasis of savoring the experience of Boston once again.

Very little running this past week, just following the old Pfitz plan (see the sidebar). Did 12 last Sunday, then 7 miles with 2 at MP on Tues with the pace feeling really easy. Finally an easy 6 miles on Thurs after work and once again was feeling good with 8 minute pace coming easily. I'll do a little 2-3 mile jog/run this morning just to refresh the legs as we have no plans today except to laze about and enjoy the hospitality of my good friends here in Boston.

The forecast is looking good for running, cloudy, cool but maybe some wind. Have a great day and good luck to everyone running tomorrow!


Grellan said...

Looks like it's turning into a great weekend. Even if it is ephemeral it will last forever.

Enjoy and best of luck tomorrow.

Jamie Anderson said...

Good luck tomorrow!!!! I'll be running parts of the course before the race.. If I'm lucky, I may bump into you at some point during the day.

DawnB said...

have a great race guys you're going to do great good luck

Andrew said...

Good luck Mike!

A. Power said...

Good luck tomorrow, I'll try to catch you on TV, but I'll definitely be following the race online and with the Athlete Alerts you sent me ;)

bricey said...

best of luck tomorrow.

Steph said...

Good luck in the morning!! I'll be checking in to see your race status after my exam tomorrow :)

Unknown said...

Good luck and have a great day tomorrow!

Ewen said...

I'm sure the memories from your ephemeral experience today will last a lifetime. Enjoy the day!

9C is a tad cool, although probably feels tropical to you Mike. Hope the 27kph wind is a tail-wind. Cool T-shirt Thomas.

Grellan said...

Well done Mike. Looks like you had a tough second half as did a few others. Rest well.

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