Friday, May 25, 2012

Flashback Friday: Bring on the Jamoosh

Upon our first meeting, we were on his turf, where they like to put blacklight murals on motel walls. This time, the confrontation will be on my grounds.

Tomorrow at dawn, Jamoosh and I will face-off on the Buckeye Trail, where we have actual hills, not just a single incline where "everybody does their hill work," as was pointed to me when we ran together in Houston.

Jamoosh is on a back-off week from his base marathon training and July triathlon training schedules. I'm coming off three successive back-off weeks (with six, four and 11 miles) after my first 20-mile week of the year. Our training seems to be on equal footing, I'd say.

We have agreed on an eight-mile route, and I have two directions from which to choose. One is a lollipop route with a couple of water crossings and lots of hills. The other is loop route with lots of hills and a couple of water crossings. Both could involve a horse encounter, but I've never heard of people riding off into the sunrise.

The time is set. My legs are ready. And my attempts at sabotage may be the subplot to our duel, as I've given my adversary a number of recommendations for brewpubs to visit tonight when he arrives in Cleveland. Muwahaha!

Back Talk
Wherein some people don't recognize the Godfather of Soul

Carolina John must have been distracted by all the wild life in Tuesday's post when he picked out this line: "I don't know karate but I know crazy..... You know you're not a newlywed anymore when..."

Answer: When you start listening to James Brown?

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates! Have a finely brewed Memorial Day weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!


Nitmos said...

Is it too much to ask that you both punch each other in the face and fall comically backwards unconscious on the Buckeye Trail?

Xenia said...

I second Nitmos' suggestion but I'd like Jamoosh to somehow avoid being hit so he can have a good laugh at you. That's a better visual for me.

Happy weekend.

Sun Runner said...

Stay's going to be a scorcher this weekend.

misszippy said...

I wish I could be there to witness said duel! But reports back from both of you will suffice. And I think an epic moment would be a picture of the two of you together to capture the moment--your fans request it!

Angie Bee said...

sounds like the comically ideal running session! Have fun and hug each other hello for me. Hello by the way....its been a while.