I passed by the little church that Shoreturtle take pics of all the time.
Today, their sign spoke volumes, in 3 little words.Thanks to the Veteran's, I am able to run free!
The next really cool thing I ran across was a BLACK squirrel! I have heard of them before, but never remember seeing one. I tried to take a few pictures of him, but the darkness and the little flash, it didn't turn out as good as I had hoped.If you look real close, in the middle of the shot, you can see his eye, and maybe you can make him out.Here is the other black squirrel picture. This one you can see he was checking me out. That's him in the top left of the picture.
The worst running violation I do on is on this part. I run with the traffic, not against it.
As I passed under 195, I thought for a moment of hopping on, and heading to the Jersey Shore. From here it is less than 1 hour to Belmar.
I am only maybe a mile from the finish of the race. Gotta push it that final bit, be careful around the exit ramps, and finish strong!
I make it to the swim class, no sign of the wife & kids.. that means I WIN !!
YES Victory is MINE!
Of course I am called a cheat because they said I left too early (they might be right....)
The run was great. I ran the 7 mile course in 56:23, a 8 min/mile pace.
Since I have never trained for a marathon before, I have no idea about the "taper". During this time, should I be slowing down, taking it easier, or do I just run how I feel?
It was a great time, doing these "races", made the time go by so quickly, and it was fun for the boys.
Maybe in the spring, if we put them back in this swim program, I'll have the occasional run to swim again.
It's an off day tommorow. I'll sure miss the 8 mile Wednesday runs... NOT!