I was invited to go hang out in Russ's basement last week. You can hear the results of that interesting experience here (episode 9):
(It's a podcast about ultra running, mas o menos.)
On the running front, I managed 86 miles this past week and I'm feeling it after a 49 mile weekend. Of those 86 miles, 66 of them were run in the rain, and about 30 of those in a downpour. It was a wet week here in Portland. I think that might be the highest mileage week ever for me, with 80 being the previous high (not counting race week totals). This week and next I'll shoot to maintain the mileage, and then start tapering down for HURT. I'm feeling ready for my mini-vacation from running, which will come post-HURT (while laying on the beach in Maui). It's been a good but long year of racing, and I'm looking forward to some down time to enjoy some winter snowshoeing and skiing before gearing up for Miwok and Western States in the spring.