Thursday, September 4, 2008

Welcome to Seattle?

The remnants of Hurricane Gustav have made it a little tough to run. I worked an early shift on Wednesday and had planned to run last night but something came up. So I was going to push it to tonight. Unfortunately, it hasn't stopped raining here since this morning as the after-effects of the hurricane work its way north.

So, I am looking at three runs in three days or possibly a double header on Friday where I run in the morning and then run in afternoon or evening. This is assuming the rain has let up enough to run tomorrow. I don't even need it completely stop raining, but running in a constant downpour is not really good. Your socks and shoes get wet in a hurry and it can make for a pretty uncomfortable run.

The positive side to this is that my legs are very well rested right now. Probably too rested.
Speaking of wet shoes, I'd like to share a few pictures of American marathoner Brian Sell's shoes after the Olympic marathon a couple weeks ago. Sell finished in 22nd place with a time of 2:16:07. He likes to run marathon without socks. Apparently he didn't test them in hot and wet conditions because they didn't look too pretty afterward.

Here's the video of the interview after the race. The pictures are pulled from the 2:23 mark. It's pretty interesting to hear his commentary about his strategy and training. If you have a few minutes, take a look. He does work a nice mustache too.

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