If you’ve been following along, you know that I (and everyone else in the Northeast) endured a brutal winter. Fortunately, the weather has taken a 180-degree turn and it is now perfection. It has been in the 70s and 80s every day and the sun is amazing!
Race season is definitely upon us. Every weekend, there are races of pretty much any distance you can dream up. In Syracuse, the Mountain Goat was on Sunday (seen above). While I was only a spectator this year, the 10-mile distance is definitely one of my favorites, if not my all-time favorite.
In other [local] news, Syracuse University has a pair of superstars. Over the weekend, Justyn Knight – a freshman – ran 13:34.86 in the 5,000m. In doing so, he broke a 32-year-old school record and a 52-year-old Canadian Junior record. Senior Martin Hehir was right on his heels in 13:35.70. Remarkably, the 5,000m might not even be their best event! Justyn excels over 1500m and Martin is a rockstar at 10,000m.
The good news is I managed 30 miles over the weekend. The bad news is that I ran doubles in order to get it in, and I nearly hacked up my lungs in the process. I can’t seem to kick this cold, and it sucks. With that being said, it’s early in the year and I’m doing my best not to get frustrated.
How is your weather? Are you acclimating to running in the heat?