The plan today is to head up to Jeremy Ranch at noon and start a longish run at 12:30. The hourly forecast has it at about 75 degrees. Would rather be running now when it's 55 but it's not in the cards.
So there was another big race yesterday (the TOU Half) that I didn't run. I have a hard time doing many fall races because I have a job that keeps me busy on Saturday's. It's weird though - at the beginning of my current racing drought that goes back to Boston it was driving me crazy that I wasn't doing any of the big races. But now I don't even care. I still have this compulsion to get out and run. Like today I plan to run close to twenty miles but I'm not sure why other than I feel like running. I have no plans to run a marathon in the foreseeable future.
I also looked back and noticed that the years I was really focusing on my teaching and coaching were the years when I was doing the least amount of running ( I was fat in 2003, 2004, and 2008, my three "state championship years".) and the years I was running my best times I was sort of putting my job on the back burner. It's almost like I can either focus on my own running or someone else's running, but not both. And since coaching and teaching are essentially the same thing, I guess it applies to that too.
Well, no twenty this afternoon. 6.25 instead around the inferno at Sugarhouse Park.