Friday, July 2, 2010

Running With the Boys

AM: 5+ miles
PM: 5.5-6 miles

Jordan and I both felt less than stellar on our short morning loop, but fortunately the evening jaunt was much better. It also helps that the temps have cooled down drastically in the past few hours and the humidity is virtually nonexistent. It's almost unfathomably nice for early July, although I can't help being a bit peeved that the front didn't roll in prior to that horrendous 5k on Tuesday. Oh well.

We also had my (former) teammate Mike Crouch along for the evening run. He's staying with us for a few days before traveling to Atlanta to run the Peachtree 10k (which he is doing as a workout), then heading to Florida to compete in the NACAC Under-23 track meet. It's a big honor to be chosen for the team and I know he's excited to wear a USA jersey for the first time. In the meantime he is gracious enough to run with us slowpokes and not push the pace too much.


allensroadtoboston said...

This morning Théoden and I were running when he said, 'I was looking at the Peachtree results. Some Mike guy was the top Charlotte finisher. Do you know him?' And I had no clue. Thanks for answering that question for us. 13:40 5K PR!! Holy crap!

mrn said...

yeah, mike is legit. he had a breakthrough year in 2009; won two national titles on the track and lowered his 5k pr from 15:11 to 13:40. this year he was injured all through xc and indoor but still came back to place 2nd in the 5k at outdoor nationals. super talented.