This coming weekend I’m running in the second of five events in the Austin Distance Challenge — the Run for the Water. I ran this 10 mile race last year and had a great time (both literally and figuratively). I’ll try to get a race preview up for that, but if not you can certainly expect a report explaining how well I did / how hard I crashed.
In other news, I just picked up a pair of the not-yet-released Brooks Adrenaline 12s! In response to my Twitter post, a local running store responded saying that had some in hiding and that they’d put them aside for me. During lunch on Monday I swung by the Texas Running Co. store and told the girl there were some shoes on hold. She quickly realized “ohh, you’re that Twitter guy. Ok, one sec.”
and off she went to get my secret shoes. I tried them on and did a few quick jogs back and forth in the store to make sure that they felt awesome. Confirmed. I’m looking forward to going on their maiden run later this week.
p style=”text-align: left;”>In other news, my 6 mile easy run scheduled for Wednesday has morphed into a 3 mile race at
work. The Halloween Hustle, put on by the fitness center, will benefit the People’s Community Clinic of Austin. It’s a series of three one-mile laps in the back parking lot behind my building. If you remember way back, I ran in a similar race only a week after I started at the company. It went well. This time around I’m going to try to both beat my time from last time and also beat everyone else’s time from this time, i.e. win. It’s tomorrow, so you won’t have to wait too long to hear how things go.