Days are getting shorter, runs are getting longer.
The Omaha Marathon is this coming weekend. And then Twin Cities, Chicago, Des Moines, and a few others. And a couple of local 50Ks. We’ve got a few athletes training up for the Market to Market 50K. Linda ran 28 miles yesterday and is cranking out another 15 today as I sit here with coffee and keyboard, Giddyup girl! Ashley Shurman will be running the 50K too, she’ll use the Omaha Marathon as a tune up. And it should be a real battle between our lads Jeremy Morris, Ivan Marsh, Todd Nott, and Tim Langdon on the men’s side of the 50K. Ivan won this past weekend’s Bohemian Alps 50K and Todd was 2nd.
An update on yesterday’s report that we will have co-chairs for the USATF Nebraska Association LDR committee. Derek Fey has decided not to serve. We still seek and look forward to Derek’s input (as well as Lincoln Running Co. Racing, Apollo Racing, and our other Nebraska Association LDR Clubs) as we move forward over the next two years. Matt Pohren will do a great job leading us all.
I’m a running geek. Just added to my collection of memorabalia is the pair of Brooks half tights worn by David Adams when he broke the 4:00 mile earlier this year. Thanks David for sending those (and the rest of the sweet swag). There is a penny in the back zippered pocket of the tights, I’m wondering if it was a lucky one there by design?
The Red Dirt Running Company‘s grand opening is just days away. Hoping to open the doors this Thursday but absolutely no later than Saturday. Ben & Ande are working around the clock getting things set up, you are going to dig the look and vibe and selection and service oriented staff.
Going to be a Very Tough week for me. My dear sweet Allison starts classes at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute this Friday morning. I’ll be putting her on a plane to Coos Bay and won’t see her again until Christmas. My heart is soaring and breaking at the same time. Just two weeks past her 18th birthday and already striking her own path in life. I couldn’t be prouder.
The long and short of the Omaha Corporate Cup’s competitive field. Team Nebraska’s Andrew Jacob (6’7″) towers over 13 year old Seth Hirsch. It was amazing to see them approaching the final turn together. Andrew pr’d (33:44) and Seth set a Nebraska state record for 13 year olds (33:50).