Monday, December 22, 2008

McRun & Me

9:25 AM - BSC - Bike, 30:00.
5 x 2:00 out of the saddle @ 85% effort w/2:00 seated recovery.

12:45 PM - Millbury - 9 miles, 1:02:00.

Since I started running about 10 years ago, I've run many, many miles with many different people, but none more than with the fella pictured next to me in the photo below.

Mr. McRun and I go all the way back to our battles as scholastic superstars in the Southern Worcester County League -- I as the jackass junior from Auburn, he the sophomore stud of the mighty Millbury machine. After a few back-n-forth battles and the urging of a mutual friend we'll call Old Man Willy, the two of us took advantage of our geographic proximity and started training together over the summers. It proved to be a fortuitous arrangement and the birth of a lifelong friendship that's lasted through high school, college and beyond. If I had to guess, we probably ran a couple thousand miles together from 1998 through 2006 and maybe only a couple hundred, at best, since then. Today's 62-minute tour of Woolie World was just like old times, but only the first time we've together since January 4th of this year. Unfortunately, geographical proximity isn't what it used to be, and there's not a mutually-convenient spot somewhere between Worcester and San Diego that would allow us to run together on a regular basis. Let's hope that changes sometime in 2009.

1 comment:

DoubleJ said...

Mario, great to see you back at it... Big things from you in the Spring!