My only run this week was on Monday when I took a half day off work and met Bob at West Branch State Park for 8.5 miles of trails. It was another gorgeous day (70s, mostly sunny) and we both felt really good on this run. The weather we've been having lately has made it hard to not feel good. For the rest of the week it is supposed to be more of the same.. sunny, low humidity, and a high in the upper 70s/low 80s.
On Tuesday night my brother and I met up with one of my friends to watch the Tribe pummel the Detroit Tigers once again, which pretty much wrapped up the Central Division championship for them. The Indians hit 4 home runs in front of a sellout crowd of 41,000 and it looks like they may have the opportunity to acheieve home field advantage for the playoffs. The way they are playing now I think they have the ability to beat almost any team in the post season. I may go to their last home game on Sunday, but it will depend on whether or not the Indians are in a position to clinch their division on Sunday.
As far as tomorrow... I will be taking another half day off work to go over to Mill Creek Park with Bob and help him put up course markings for the YUT-C 50K, which will take place on Saturday. Right now we have 56 pre-registered runners entered in the race from 10 different states, so we are very close to breaking our attendance record of 62 runners, which was set in the race's first year. Weather should be great and I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces. It will also be excting to see if the men's course record will be broken this year based on a highly competitive field. My goal for the day will be to beat my best YUT-C time (6:19.32), but most importantly to have fun.
I just finished a virtual video tour of the YUT-C course tonight, which you can view here - www.teampr.info/yutc50Kcoursevideos.html I hope to add more to it eventually, but this will do for now... On Sunday I will try to get the results and photos from YUT-C posted on the race website. Good luck to everyone this Saturday!