4th of July next week.
4th consecutive 10k on the 4th of July?
Last year, Laurie ran the 10k in Madras; I had to sit out because of some injuries from a bike crash the week prior. In 2004 I ran in Madras w/ a couple friends. In 2003, Laurie and I were in Freeport, Maine and ran in a 10k, and had a pancake breakfast afterward. So it would be logical continue the tradition to return to Madras and run in the 10k. It's a small town, with a small town vibe, unlike Bend, which isn't really a big or small town, but it definatly doesn't have a small town vibe.
To my family at the lake in MN: We miss you. Hope you have nice weather at the lake like this:
The tour starts on Saturday (that little bike race in France). Lots of doping investigations and bad press for some high profile riders. Kinda makes you wonder. I think there are some pretty nervous racers waiting to see what's going to happen.
My jersey predictions:
Yellow: Landis (
Green: McEwen (Boonen will drop out - Zabel & Thor will make it close)
Dots: Rassmusen (aka 'skeletor' - see photo below)
White: Gomez (who the crap is that?)
I'm rooting for these guys (in this order):
Horner (Take some chances Chris)
McEwen (Green Jersey, if he can make it over the mountains)