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Jordan Rapp quote sums it up!

This Jordan Rapp quote sums it up.
"It's about the process. It doesn't matter what you do tomorrow and it doesn't matter what you did yesterday. It's about today, and making today count. That's especially true in training, but it's the same mentality that I carry into racing. Focus on the task at hand, not on the finish line, or the next part of the race, but what it is that is right there in front of you in the moment."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Killbride and The 2:16 Bridge Oct 24th 2010

The Bobcat Trail Marathon is two weeks today, so the Pylons thought they would head up to Killbride for an easy 2+ hour run.Killbride is one of the more technical parts of the Bruce Trail, so it was unfortunate to see a pounding rain all the way from Toronto to Burlington. Here's how things looked upon our arrival. Below? That's a football field.

I haven't The Foggiest

So Captain, Phantom, Beaver and I headed out.
"How long are we running today,Captain"?
"2:17" said the Captain.
Little did we know, he was a bit psychic, he meant 2 hours and 17 minutes, but after 2 minutes and 16 seconds, we ran into this......

The 2:16 Bridge
If you look closely, you can see Phantom's ass print at the end of the bridge, and also where his foot dug into the ground(nice divot) while he was rolling over on his ankle. His run lasted 0:02:16 by Captain's watch, he only missed by 1 second. The bridge is hereby known as "2:16 Bridge". Sorry Phantom, really hope you're OK for Ohio in 2 weeks! He has the strongest ankles in the group, which is nice. And, on the bright side,  he set the Pylon record for the longest drive for the shortest run before getting injured.
 So anyhow, here's the run the four survivors had after Phantom hobbled back to his car (unassisted by the rest of the Pylons due to the Pylon Rule of total non-support of an injured runner)...........
Slicker than Cat Shit on a Linoleum Floor....Easy Boys.

Looks Like Escarpment!
Beaver pushing through the fog. Captain is in pursuit.
Hey, I know where we are...........
Cy and Beav Reload at the Water Drop on Guelph Line
Un-runnable, except for a certain Laaaaadies Man.
Crusin'    Finally something flat!
A New Section. They Put Gripper on the Wood.
The Sun is Trying to Come Out.
Still Foggy, But Warm, and not Raining!
That's the Sun
Ran into Roxie, 130 lbs. of What Looks Like Wolf from Far Away, But is Actually a Big Sweet German Sheppard.
All Done. 2.5 hours. Beaver Puts on his Kilt.
 Well, all we can hope for is that Phantom is OK to go to Ohio in 2 weeks. I bring the beer, he brings the tunes! Dora and Swiss are also good to go, I have a photo of them around somewhere, oh yea, here it is!
Time to taper now, I'll use the same 2 week taper as Moab. Feeling good, no injuries at all. Weird.We cannot figure out why the Bobcat Trail Marathon is so tough, I'll guess we will find out soon.


  1. it's funny how some things inevitably come back to bite you in the ass . . .

  2. Hard to believe that was 2 1/2 years ago.You look really different, Swiss hasn't changed a bit!