Header from Fyr til Fyr 60k. Photo by Moses Løvstad

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman

Saturday, 1 May 2010

The 6 minute 1/4 mile

The Lorax and I just went for a warm up for his race tomorrow. He is going to be running the 2.5k child run at Forårs-Klassikeren in Valby. After his race, I will run either the 10 or 15k race with him in the baby jogger. The distance I choose will largely depend on his mood. Natali has plans with a friend and SR will be working, so I thought this would be a good way to have fun with him and do some speedwork. I promise at least a few photos.

But can a just-barely 2 year old honestly run a 2.5k? I doubt it. Or maybe some could. Okay, The Lorax loves to run, but he is just so small and easily distracted. On our one tour around the track today, he must have stopped and said "hva' det?" 15 times about little rocks. I mean 6 minutes for one tour around the track, probably means an over the time limit for him. But maybe he'll sense the competition and get his act together.

Baby Jogger Racing

So the World Record in running a marathon with a baby jogger is held by Zac Freudenburg, who ran in 2:32:10 this past December, barely outrunning the previous world record holder, Mike Wardian, who tried to race Freudenberg for the prestigious title, but ended up a couple minutes behind. But what we all really care about is the FEMALE record in this event... does anyone know?

Miwok 100k

This huge race is of course going on in California today and I had to laugh when I read the live update: "Tony Krupicka just arrived at the start with Jen Shelton." What is this, the Oscars? I was hoping for an update on who Helen Lavin arrived with, but no such luck. Live updates here:http://www.ultralive.net/cil.php

Running Song of the Day: Belly of June by Horse Feathers

3 comments:

PiccolaPineCone said...

Whenever you write about the Lorax, I think:
"At the far end of town
where the Grickle-grass grows
and the wind smells slow-and-sour when it blows
and no birds ever sing excepting old crows...
is the Street of the Lifted Lorax"

Anyway - good luck to little Lorax tomorrow. Give his nose a good luck beep for me! (i.e. you tap the nose and loudly say BEEP! Cocotte loves ot).

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy.

Held og lykke m den lille Lorax imor.
Glæder mig til at se billeder fra løbet.
Anede ikke der var et løb i Valby imor.Havde jeg kendt til løbet, var jeg kommet ud og løbet med, men desværre er der lagt andre søndagsplaner.

Godt løb begge to :o)

Vi ses.

Hilsener

Henriette

Ewa said...

Do you have pictures of Lorax running?

I bet Tony Krupicka did not have to go through the lottery to run Miwok 100k.