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October 31, 2007

New York, New York
I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I’m king of the hill, top of the heap

The Speed River Crew (Eric Gillis, Cleve Thorson, Taylor Murphy, Scott Arnald, Rob Watson, Allan Brett and myself) is leaving tomorrow for New York City.  We’ll be racing the “Bad Boy” 8km Cross Country race Saturday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.  I’m in no way ready to race after less than a month of running so the “I’m king of the hill” does not refer in any way to my upcoming performance.  I do feel, however, that the Speed River team could very well be king of the hill.  Maybe Sinatra has a version where he sings “we’re”? 

Once again, training is coming around and things are looking better by the week.  The previous Sunday I laboured on an hour 47min run and then struggled with workout the next day.  This past Sunday I felt great on a 2 hour run and then workout on Monday (same volume as last Monday) went much better.  I ramped up mileage pretty quick and was over 160km last week and I’ll increase a tad more for the next two weeks.   Taylor Milne and Eric Gillis are in great shape right now and I have to remember to do the work I need to do and not just try and catch them.  The big races aren’t until next April so workouts should be run with that in mind.   



Milne as Kermit and myself as… I don’t really have a title, but I obviously would have ruled in the early ’90’s.  It took three weeks of growing out a beard to get that ‘stache.

  1. therunner permalink
    November 1, 2007 1:56 am

    Hey Kip,
    Where are your gold chains(& glasses).

  2. Dave permalink
    November 2, 2007 4:35 pm

    Milne is the man!!!! lol. Your mustach is great. way better then the one I have. Have fun in your race this weekend and enjoy the New York Marathon. I look forward to you hurting me in the long rins when you get back.

  3. Skuj permalink
    November 5, 2007 2:18 pm

    What a weekend in NY, eh? !!!

    So many can learn so much from this blog. You always have your eye on the major goals, and a realistic view of where you at at for upcoming “stepping stone” events.

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