Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Summer Running

Some running, not much blog junk. This summer has been road runs and long runs, mostly at Farmdale, every other weekend. Trail runs of anywhere between 3-5 hours in preparation for the Rock Cut 50k in a few weeks. This past Sunday was the IVS 1/2 marathon in Peoria with some Eureka friends. Ran what is a respectable time for me on a fairly hilly road course-- 1:53, so I'm in decent form for the 50k.

Other running plans are up in the air. I was hoping for the Spirit of the Osage 50k in Oct., but that may not happen, especially considering October's weekends are full.

It's been cooler the last few days. This morning's six miler was in 48 degrees. Early September is still too early to think about fall completely, but the chill is seeping into morning, my beers are getting darker, and the corn is just barely starting to turn.

Been using the Ipod for weekday runs, just loaded up a good fall mix in anticipation:

Punk mix: Jawbreaker/Avail/Young Pioneers/Fifteen

Fall country road mix: Nuisance/Jayhawks/Chamberlain/Court and Spark/Uncle Tupelo


chris dierker said...

Ran across your blog while looking for a trail map of robinson park to Wokanda. Warm on the trials today but it's a great trail.

saw my first combine today, corn dust flying, must be Fall....

dirt_trail_runner said...

hey chris,

maybe i'll see you out at farmdale. harvest is on!