THINGS HEATING UP

Summer and the racing is about to ratchet up a notch or two.  Go out and get it.  One day you’ll be glad you did, you’ll have your own tales to tell.

I trained for 25 years on the Gulf Coast of Texas.  Heat and humidity?  Yawn.  Almost always had to wait until the heat of the day to get my runs in.  Purity of Sweat.  Nothing like it.

More on races.  This weekend’s Aksarben Village Glow Run will feature some of the hottest road racers in the country vying for one of the most coveted titles of the year.  Dathan Ritzenheim, Meb Keflezhigi, Ryan Hall, and Fernando Cabada will be staying at the Bar None tonight and tomorrow, final tuning for the Friday Night OTown Glowdown Showdown.  On the women’s side Desiree Linden, Ethiopian Mare Dibiba, and Kenya’s Caroline Rotich will reprise their Boston Marathon battle on the sweet streets of the Aksarben area.  Man, nothing I love more than a spirited glow run.

Congratulations to Concordia University’s Kregg Einspahr on his first NAIA National Championships!  Kregg was also named Coach of the Year.  Well deserved Kregg.  As a history lesson for those that could care more and those that couldn’t care less, Kregg was the 2nd person to receive Honrorary Membership into my former club as recognition for his contributions to competitive distance running.  QUIZ:  Who was the first Honorary Member into Team Nebraska?  First correct response gets a TOS (tip of sombrero) right here.