I am SO excited to have my teammate Katie McGregor make the USA 10000m squad for the World Champs in Berlin. That girl works very, very hard and is tougher than anybody I can think of. Even though I know she isn't completely satisfied, it was a solid effort last night in Eugene. I really feel like sometimes, it's hard to run a fast 10k at Hayward so it was a nice effort. Anyway, we are going to Berlin together and it's a great feeling. More motivation for myself to keep this train rolling.
This morning Lehm, Schen-del (and little Annie in the baby jogger) ran 10 miles pretty decent on the Parkway. I actually pushed the jogger for a bit, and it is amazing the looks some ladies will throw your way. I don't think Schen-del gets the same looks I did though. Must be the hairy back or something. I didn't feel the best on the out and back (a change from the usual routine though). It's been pretty hot and humid here, but I think that will serve it's purpose come August 22. Probably will run another 7 in the afternoon heat. A nice massage from Gregg earlier will hopefully help get the legs to come around over the next few days. Lehm and I are running long tomorrow, upwards of 22, and I am gonna wear a water belt. I'm sure it will look cool and everything. I refuse to don the Fuel Belt however.
Also, I shot a 41 at Ft. Snelling today with Lehm and the Swans. Golf is so weird - man sometimes I suck, but sometimes I can get really lucky. Sorta like running. I have decided it's all about how you approach it from a mental standpoint. It's pretty easy to get flustered, but you just have to keep cool, and roll with the punches on that day. I love golf, I love running, and it was a perfect day for both.
Be good, MG