On a note unrelated to running and marathon and my super exciting life, I am not sure how I feel about this. Call me old-fashioned, but I sort of like holding a weighty tome in my hands while I read it. I mean, this certainly has potentially interesting implications regarding the printed text and forms of publishing, but I think it really removes a lot of the charm from reading. Besides, who wants to curl up on a couch by a roaring fire on a cold, rainy day with some electronic device in their lap? I hate to say it, but I hope this goes nowhere. Any thoughts?
In other news, I had a great run yesterday averaging 8:40 minutes/mile for four miles. Of course it will be interesting to see how much endurance I have with this newfound speed, but it is rather satisfying to know that all those months of training did help me to run a marathon and drop more than a minute off of my mile time. I used to be happy to run four miles in 38 minutes, so this is a definite improvement regardless of whether I can maintain it for more than four miles or not. I am running at 10k this weekend so at least I will get a chance to see what sort of splits I am capable of over the course of six miles. I know you will all be waiting with bated breath to hear the results of that race.