Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stars and sprints

I know it's sappy, but I wished on a shooting star this morning. Running along the darkest, no-streetlight section of my 30-minute easy run, I was glancing up at the sky. "There's Orion, there's the Pleiades..." Whoosh! Right nest to the Pleiades went a meteor. First thought was "make a wish", and since I was on my last training run leading to a goal 45 minute 10K, that's what I wished for - to make my goal. Talk about a boring wish - at least I should have wished for an age group place finish or something. Oh, well...

Pretty good easy run, otherwise. Oh, except for the moment when it seemed like a good idea to do a little fartlek hill sprint up the biggest hill on the route (up Ives street from Rancho San Rafael towards Keystone.) Not sue what I was thinking - it winded me pretty hard, but I guess my recovery time is much better because I was back to normal only a minute after the top of the hill. I guess I'm ready for the Turkey Trot.


3 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

I always wish on stars- but am rarely lucky enough to see a shooting star. :) I think your wish is a great one! (Plus by achieving your goal, you might get 2nd place in your age group or something like that!) :)

Turi said...

Uh, yeah - at last year's run, 38:00 would have got into the top 3 in my age. Breaking 45:00 would've only got me into 11th place...

Peter Lubbers said...

Good luck on breaking 45.
I am going to try to break 40 at the Turkey Trot in Nevada City.
and make sure you rest tomorrow!