Newest Janks / New Haven Teaser

First, huge congrats to my (not-so) little brother and his lovely wife on the birth of twins, Abigail and George. Mom and babies are doing fine.

And B) I logged my first DNF at New Haven. Chalk it up to Augustathon and a series of 3 milers getting the legs used to the shorter distance. Dropped out after about 10K with a huge blister on my left foot and nothing left in the tank. But, the 20 mile/week base is a good thing. It was great to see Danny again for the first time in a year – go say congrats on a 1:32 or so on the 20K. Dianna, Jon , Beth, and Chris were there as well, and it was great to have a little apizza with them the night before, though next year the Italian Bomb is off the menu. Post-race was a blast, as everyone tended to “linger longer”, to steal a phrase from the Rev. Dr. Mark.

Life’s good. Great actually. After running with Danny, I’m stealing my wife’s copy of “Run Less, Run Faster” to train for OKC. Even though I DNF’d, I think I’m where I need to be to start building. Diet starts tomorrow.

8 thoughts on “Newest Janks / New Haven Teaser

  1. Sorry to hear about the DNF. Sounds like you have a positive attitude about it. Best of luck on the new training regimen. I look forward to reading about it.

  2. The Italian Bomb at Modern is not the best for a pre-race routine. The Veggie Bomb is a better bet, fo’ sho’.

    But just reading about Modern Apizza makes me long for it – and curse the fact that the pizza down here is complete crap.

  3. congrats on the new family additions! my girl at 13 is the baby in the family tree, makes me miss see little teeny weeny baby toes.

    bummer about the DNF, maybe next time.

  4. It seemed to me that you had already moved on from this race by the time you got back to the green. (Or maybe it was after the beer. or the maybe the second one…)

    Anyway, thanks for the kind words. It was really great seeing you again too. Stop by the blog again. There’s pictures now. (Shh…)

  5. I agree with Danny, you seemed totally unfazed by the DNF. I thought you were just making it up when you told me.

    It was great seeing you again, Jank. It had been a whole year and it seemed like we had just been there.

    I think I did ok with the ‘za but I think if I had run the 20K, things might have been very different. I found I had a hard time sleeping and I was really dehydrated from the salt. Next year, I’m going to stick with the past and a bit of pizza like Dianna and I did in ’06.

    But experiments are good. Its how we learn. :)

  6. I wish I coulda been there. I love Modern. I still stare at pictures of the cheesecake from 2005.

    Every run seems like a DNF these days. At least nothing is broken that a good cold snap won’t fix.

  7. I was there jank!! sorry you had to stop. The weather felt great at first. But then it got hot!! but its not something I should complain about the last two years the weather been the best!!

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