When: Saturday, July 31, 2010 5:45 AM-7:30 AM. Central Standard Time
Where: Veteran's Park (21st & Boulder)
MORE OR LESS
Dom-N-8rz 9:50 to 9:51 (whatever it takes) - Saturday - 5:45 AM Sharp-ish - Veteran's Park - 8 Miles - Run - Marathon Goal Pace - Road Route - Don't Fall Down
Everybody (which mostly means Tomb Raider herself) Happy? Short - Informative - Low meandering quotient. Tells who, what, where, how much, and obligatory safety tip.
I know that I feel much ...... GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA .... I can't take it anymore - gonna' blow a fuse. Think of those poor insomniacs who will now have to waste precious eye-crust building minutes searching for some semi-equally mind-numbing random assortment of mismatched gibberish to get their sleep on. Just like the feeling of comfort when the hammer stops hitting the thumb, navigating to the end of one of these columns has been known to have hallucinating effects, albeit slightly frightening, when there's a false sense of semi-understanding of what might or might not have been the subject of discussion. Nothing that a few straight shots of high proof distillate won't help restore order.
Which, speaking of running away at the fingertips, this week's jaunt has us reattacking the hills, including the heart rate enabling 15th Street humbler that has been made famous via multiple versions of both the Tulsa Run and the Route 66 Marathon. We will swoon around the Lake of the Swans, check out early morning automatic sprinkler systems in Yorktown neighborhoods, sneaker through a private school to see if their asphalt shines any brighter, perform forestry recovery reconnaissance inventory surveys in Woodward Park, and time travel to Owasso and Cincinnati without leaving the comforts of T-Town, all in hopes of completing before the Veteran's Park soldier awakens and steps down from his treehouse abode.
A word of caution for the wary turfpounder: It's going to start out quite warm Saturday morning, even at 6 AM, which is going to be likely followed by periods of rapidly decreasing coolness. Finishing our 8 mile run before 3 PM is highly encouraged, even if it means running at a slightly elevated pace. Self-appointed Dom-N-8rz management recommends that the 'Noes and 'Nettes consciously reduce the quantity of selected Run Leader criticism and ridicule as this practice has scientifically unproven linkage to a significant impairment of running stamina.
Wow, this "straight and to the point" stuff truly has been therapeutic, even though it only allowed for a limited number of those multiple and disturbed voices from within to surface. (NOTE TO SELF: Not a good week to skip the stress-relieving techniques) All this proved with the certainty of a night time shadow that less is more, more or less.