Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Draft Almost Upon Us

With the regular season fast approaching, Team Aiken is looking forward to the upcoming draft. The team feels very strongly about the positive performance from their latest draft pick, the two-year-old Gunnar. The rookie has endless upside and proved that he had the chemistry to fit in with the current team.

So with one more cog left to complete the team, plenty of excitement and questions surround the upcoming draft. What will the gender be? And the name? Even the date of the draft is up in the air. Gunnar came on the last possible day, having avoided an induction by mere hours. The due date for this next team member is June 28, but sources close to the team indicate that the actual date could be plus or minus two weeks.

One thing is certain: a fourth team member will soon join the team. And if the group's draft history shows anything, the new prospect will most likely show lots of promise.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vermont City By The Numbers

Here are some of the numbers surrounding my training for next month's Vermont City Marathon:

Personal current marathon count: 19

Consecutive VCMs leading up to 2015: 10

Training mileage last week: 29

Number of miles last week running with at least one dog: 29

Number of miles in preparation for 2015 VCM: Not enough

Number of snow days during 2014-15 marathon prep season that I skied instead of ran: all of them

Last year's VCM time: 3 hours 12 minutes

2013 VCM time: 3 hours 12 minutes

2012 VCM time: 3 hours 11 minutes

Projected 2015 VCM time: much slower than that

Exactly how much I regret all the decisions to ski this winter instead of run: not at all

So that's the situation leading up to this year's Vermont City. See you on the course!