Tonight Marty and I are going to check out a local track group. Hitting the track is not something I’ve done very consistently over the past 3 years. In fact, I think I might have only been on the track a grand total of 3 times since moving up hear in 2006. It should be fun to make it hurt on the oval again, and we couldn’t have picked a better day – hottest past couple of days we’ve had just about all summer! I’ll pretend I’m back with the old Wednesday night crew at Lake Highland Prep in Orlando; this would’ve been a typical temperature from about April through October.
Back when we were running with that group, Marty was in much better running shape. His PR’s are much faster than mine, and even when he wasn’t training specifically for the short stuff, we would have some pretty good duels on the track and on the road.
Here is a picture from the finishing stretch of the OUC 5K in December of 2005. I was ahead of Marty for almost the entire race but he caught me with about ½ mile to go. I put on a massive kick and got to the finish line a couple of seconds ahead of him – all’s fair in love and war! Neither one of us were training a whole bunch at this point; Marty had just done Kona and we were very busy trying to sell our condo and pack all of our stuff for our big trip around the world in 2006. Incidentally, it’s kind of scary how many pictures are out there on the internet! It took me no time at all to dig these up.
Here we are immediately post race. No hard feelings :) And yes, before anyone points out the obvious, Marty used to have hair. I think this is the funniest comment I hear a lot when people see older pictures of him. Well, of course he had hair! Whaddya think he came out bald when he was born and stayed that way? :P