I'm really looking forward to this weekend's Rocket City Marathon. Helping folks reach the goal that they have trained so hard for will be a pretty neat experience. I've been thinking about what I may say to the group. I like to talk, but I have to make conversation with strangers for nearly four hours? I'm sure I'll get by. And I need to mix in some trite running quotes to inspire them, too. You know, the classics I use in this blog, like "Suck it up, buttercup!" I'm guessing that one will get old sometime before mile 26. I'm open for new suggestions.
I'm happy to report that my hamstring seems to be cooperating with me now. I tried some fast running yesterday (well, faster than I've been running). I did a 6:30 mile and 5 or 6 strides. I could feel it, but it never tightened up on me. Today, I did 6 strides again with no problem. I think I'm ready for the hard running that will be my training for Boston. Oh yeah, Boston training starts Monday. 3:00.