Wednesday, August 29, 2007

PsycoWyco Run Toto Run 2007

I don't know if everyone who wants to see this has seen it yet, but Mark K. has put a lot of work into it. Check it out. It makes me yearn for an icy trail. By the way, I went running by myself at Wyco last night and I ran into about 500 spiderwebs. I also found the seed ticks and chiggers. Gosh I love chiggers!

P.S. Congrats to Lou Joline for finishing the Lean Horse 100!!! and to Pat Perry for Cascade Crest 100!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

I ran across this quote today,I think it was by Carl Yastrzemski, and it kind of got me thinking. The other day a friend asked me if it was weird when my kids were born. I told her that it's more weird now that they're eight. I don't really feel old enough to be the father of eight year old twins. I don't know if that makes sense or not, but it's how I feel.
On the running front, I suppose everyone has seen the results from Leadville last weekend. Greg Burger did the Winfield 50, which I think has a nice ring to it and that Ol' Krupicka fellow proved that last year was no flash in the pan. Personally, I'd like to see Jurek do Leadville.
We went to Barley's last night as sort of a farewell dinner for Ben and Allison. They left for Colorado today. Group run at Wyco tonight then the Chiefs game. Hopefully we get some rain soon. They're calling for it tomorrow. Think about that quote.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Recent happenings

It's been awhile since I last posted so this might be a long one. After Psycho Psummer was in the books we went to Florida for a family vacation along with Kyle and his family. I hadn't been to the beach in a long time so I was excited to get out of town and turn into a beach bum. We rented a house right on the beach for a week. It was pretty sweet. Did a few barefoot runs on the beach(are you listening Barefoot Rick?), cruised around on the longboards(Kyle can even ride with a 12 pack on his board),we also tried to skimboard, which was pretty fun. I managed to avoid the jellyfish unlike some other people in our group. Oh, I almost forgot about the drinking. I only drank too much one night. The tough part has been trying to return to normal. No shirt and flip-flops is my new attire. I almost forgot how to use a computer while we were gone too. Since we got back to good ol' Kansas I've done two races. The Grass kickin 5k and the Psycho night 10k. The 5k wasn't really the big of a deal, I ran like 21 min., but I think that race format could catch on. I did have an idea related to that race though. I think it would be cool to do a 5k trail series during the summer. Something like a race every week for 4 or 5 weeks. with a points system and a low entry fee for the whole series. Just a thought. Last friday was the 2nd annual Psycho night 1ok and we had 58 starters I believe . It was as hot as and I'm sure more than humid than hell. I ran a little faster than last year, but the conditions were just horrid for trying to run fast. We did have a night little after party at my house though. I really enjoy the group gatherings after a race. Saturday night we went to a going away/baby shower for Good Ben and Allison at Raul's place. They're moving to Denver next week. We'll miss you guys, although I do look forward to visiting . I'm also coaching a fall baseball league and our first game is this Saturday. Whew! Oh yeah, one more thing -Greg Burger is running the Leadville 100 this Sat. so keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Good Luck Greg! P.S. Did anyone notice the Floyd Landis finished second to Dave Weins in the Leadville 100 mtb last Sat. I heard that he had an early crash and got a flat late in the race.
I would also like to mention that I'm a big fan of professional cycling and the current state of things just boggles my mind. There's a new positive test about every day it seems. Vino, Mayo, Katche-howver the hell you spell your name-kin. Seriously, why would you do a blood transfusion of take EPO when those things are easily detectable. Contador is probably a doper too and now that Discovery is disbanding who knows if he'll even be able to get a contract for next season. I am excited about team Slipstream for next year though.