PC users were the big winners today, as the Macintosh crowd was shut out from watching the live webcast of the U.S. men's marathon Olympic trials. I'm glad I figured this out before waking up at 3:30am to watch, but it was frustrating nonetheless.
Since I couldn't see the race and I had the time blocked out, I started the long run at 5am sharp. Since I've been getting back to Lydiard's original schedules to some extent, I decided to retrace my old, familiar 22 mile route that I traveled often while getting ready for the Phoenix Rock and Roll marathon in '06. I started slow and built into it, but I was a bit nervous about the distance on the out and back and decided to turn around at 10 miles instead of 11. As I climbed back through Gut Check Alley's hills I felt a bit weighed down, but at mile 17 I started feeling good again. I thought for a minute about the guys duking it out in Central Park and the commitment and training it took for them to get there, and I figured the least I could do to further my own cause is put in the extra two miles to make it to 22.
Congrats to Hall, Ritz and Sell on a race well run, and to all the other runners who made the standard and got to compete this morning. Anyone know a place where a sad Mac user can watch the race now that it's over?
Training: 22 miles, 2:32:00, 6:54 pace