Sunday, August 24

London Calling (again)

No. I’m not doing the London Marathon again. What was it that Frank Shorter said, “You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.” Forgetting my 2007 London experience, will take longer than a year.

No. Ally, Isla and I are travelling to the UK for a family vacation. We’ve both been eagerly anticipating the trip for a variety of reasons. The missus wants to visit the Tower of London after reading every book possible on the Boleyn sisters. Me, I’m looking forward to running in the Brecon Beacons, along Cornwall’s coastal pathway and perhaps the odd trail on the outskirts on London (this time sans Rumon and hopefully bulls). And, perhaps I’ll have to see if I can’t find myself a quiet pub where I can enjoy a pint or two. Unfortunately, any structured training will be taking a back seat, just as it was getting started, but with some luck I hope to squeeze in a few jaunts.

For the adventurous out there, or anyone who wants to live vicariously through some crazed individuals, check out the husband and wife team of Rumon & Aviva Carter, competing in the upcoming TransRockies Run (TRR), a 6-day, 112-mile trail running stage race through the Colorado Rockies.

And Brad, yes, I, we, hope to come over for the BC Championships although I aim to run as a Master… you young ones are too quick.

Saturday: rolling 42:54 progression run
Sunday: day off (unscheduled)