Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Hay is in the Barn

That's right. Today we did the last workout of our season! For the seniors, it will be their last cross country workout as a Bear for the rest of their lives. Next year I will be able to feel that bitter sweet, daunting emotion. From now until Saturday, one of the biggest days in my short life, Nationals, we will be running nice easy miles. I say "The Hay is in the Barn" because, there is not much I can do to get any better from now till Saturday. I could only make it worse (by eating a bunch of junk and nasty food or hurting myself in some way). So, it is time to relax and have a great time in Washington and Oregon.

We fly out of Cincinnati tomorrow at 12:15 and will be arriving in Portland, Oregon at around 4 PM (7 PM in Ohio time). That will be a new experience for me. The time is 3 hours back on the West coast. It will be weird to think the Ohio State vs. Michigan game will be starting at 9 AM! I'll be getting ready to warm up at that time. But, I expect to have a great time out there. Our hotel is only a mile from the course, so we get to see it early. On Thursday I think we are driving to Eugene to check out Hayward Field and some other monumental places in Oregon. Friday, Alberto Salazar is talking to us at Nike Headquarters. I think we will all have a blast!

Saturday, race day, I look to be standing on the stage as an All-American and the Bears to finish somewhere really high! That would just put a picture perfect ending to an already amazing year for US. Saturday night we will again be staying in Vancouver and Sunday evening we will be flying back into Cincinnati.


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