Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Final Pre-Race Run

Man, did I enjoy today's long run -- my last one before Saturday's half marathon in Ashland, VA. 

My goal was to maintain a low heart rate -- zone 2 or 3 -- throughout my training run. 

I can't tell you how much I enjoy running. Since the days of ancient Greece, mankind has understood the importance of running and what it means to be active with your body. It brings out the best in every one of us -- including a 71-year old who loves challenges. I am an ordinary person participating in an extraordinary sport. I run, inspired to live, work, and behave with the Olympic spirit in my heart, doing my part to inspire others.