I am sure by now some readers are bored to death of me using this blog as a quasi-training log for the upcoming St Paul Inline Marathon. In fact, I know one reader (through his own admission) who totally skips over anything on this blog that has to do with inline skating. Be patient, this too shall pass.
Seven days from now at this same time, 7:28 pm, I plan to be reflecting on a positive marathon experience. I am ready. Perhaps though I am a bit burned out but I am ready to skate hard. Carla saw me coming down the block on yesterday's training run and she said she was surprised at how good I looked. I asked her what good meant in this context and she said fast, decked out, smooth and pumping, much better than last year. Thanks Babe! You've been a great supporter and I am looking forward to finishing strong for you next week. See you at the finish line.