Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Silver Spuds

The "Silver Spud" Awards were given out during the annual TATUR Christmas party last night. Yours truly received the coveted Tatur of the Year for 2009. It was with great pride to have this honor bestowed upon me. A big Thanks goes out to Head Tatur (Brian), TZ (Ken), and Kathy, an outstanding ultrarunner and coach, for making TATURs the group that it is today.
And to the many others in the Tatur group who also deserve to be Spuds of the year.
TATUR's rock! Yeah!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A week after Route 66 marathon, I was rapidly going downhill with flu-like symtoms. I was down and out for about a month. There was absolutely no running. Finally, today, I went out for a nice slow run. I knew it wasn't going to be easy, but I thought..if I keep it slow,,,I might cover 8 or 9 miles.

The first 3 miles went great. I was at about 9:30 pace. Dangit.. I was aimming at 10 to 11 min. pace. But the next 3 miles, I was beginning to feel it. I was slowing down more. My pace was falling to 10 min. pace. I finally reached the 6 mile mark. I thought... OK.. enough punishment for today. I was exhausted.

Soon enough, I'll get back to my normal workout. But for this week and maybe next week, I'm keeping it around 5 to 7 mile workouts. Holy cow!!! I hate the crud that goes around this time of year.