Thursday, November 29, 2007

We have take off !!

Today was my first run post surgery !!!It has been 7 weeks since my last run. That is a long time let me tell you. It has been 1993 since I had a streak that long without a run.

It felt good to get out there. It was weird putting on my running tights, etc. for the first time in awhile. In a way I was a bit nervous. I was looking to run from our house to Lake Harriet and back. I figured that would be 2 miles and a good start. Plus with a out and back if I had to it would be easy to turn early if I had to. Plus it was a pretty flat course.

I felt pretty good running !! It was great to feel my body moving once more. I was running real slow and pretty surprised how it felt toward the end. I was more tired that I would have thought. I guess that was a pretty long break. As for soreness I was pretty OK. I was a bit sore/tight toward the end but nothing much. I know my buddy Patrick Russell who also had this done not to long ago said that was how he felt as well.

Either way it was great to be back at what I love so much and something that is such a part of my life. In just 2 miles I was dreaming of what I hoped to do next season. What a great feeling !!

Miles for the day= 2

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Where has the time gone ?

Man has some time pasted since the last blog update. Not much new in the world of Kurt. I am healing pretty good I think. I go in to see the doctor on Monday for my first check up. I am hoping he will give me the OK to start doing a bit of aqua jogging or something. I am feeling better each day that goes by. I am still sore but not bad at all.

So how about those cross country championships last Monday. It was good to see the mighty Ducks do so well once more. Maybe it's the PRE rube in me. Plus the Minnesota men ran well. It was their third best team finish ever !! I know the women's team was bumbled about things but hell they overall had the best season in school history.

Lastly on the race reporting front it looks like some great racing at the Ultra centric 24 hour USA championships last weekend. Many people with BIG miles. I believe there was like 20 people with over like 120 miles or so. I bet shorting out the loop and taking that 2 little hills out worked well. Humm maybe next year ? Take care everyone and have a great turkey day !!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The cut heard around the world

Well its day 2 since my surgery. I am feeling pretty sore and all. I would say each day has been much better. It is crazy how much you use your mid-section. Thank God for Sonya's help !!!! I will write more later. Take care.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Man has it been crazy

One would think with no running I would have so much extra time on my hands. Well this week sure has not felt that way. It has been CRAZY !!!

Only one more day to get through till my surgery day. I am feeling ready. I would be lying if I said I was not a little un-easy about it all. I have never had surgery so that can be scary. I am looking forward to running like I used too, so that keeps me going. Wish me luck !!

As for my feeling about the Mens Olympic marathon trials. I thought it was heaven and heel as a fan of the sport. On one hand you had a coming of age " I will take on the world " race by Ryan Hall, a great 2nd marathon by Ritz, and a gutty race by Sell to make up out Olympic team. My good friend and teammate Pete Gilman lived the dream we all have wanted by running in the race. It was great to see !! Then it all was a big downer when you hear that Ryan Shay had died. I still feel sick thinking about it. I do not know what to say. I guess life it just not fair at times. We all must live each day and each moment like it is our last.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Mens super race

Well we are just a few hours away from what I see is as the greatest U.S. championship race ever !! I know that is saying allot but I truly feel that way. If nothing else it has the potential to be one of the best. In most races you can point to like 3 maybe 4 people as favorites for the top 3 spots. In my mind this year there are like 9-10 guys who could make the top 3. I guess we will see it is great to see so many people stepping it up to the marathon distance.

It sounds like it could be a windy day tomorrow. I wonder how that with a hilly like course will make the pace tactics go ? I think there is no way everybody will let it go till the last 3 or 4 miles. I am guessing the breaks start at like 13 or 14 miles. Here are my top 10 predictions.

1. Ryan Hall
2. Dathan Ritzenhein
3. Abdi Abdirahman
4. Meb Keflezighi
5. Alan Culpepper
6. Josh Rohatinsky
7. Jason Lehmkuhle
8. Brian Sell
9. James Carney
10. Fasil Bizuneh

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween

I hope you all had a great Trick or Treat !!! We had a great time.

Miles for the day= 0