This is your workout for Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Today is a long run.

I recall my long run at the end of the season in 1981.

I had placed 8th in the WCAC, with Gerhard taking 6th and our teammates going 9, 10, 11, 12.

It was a tough way to end the season. I had achilles problems for about a month but got it

together and just could not run like I wanted to.

The next week, we had the PAC-10/NCAA qualifier. While I led the team, it did not get

me near what I had hoped to do at the Regional.

On that Sunday, I went up to Summit Road and ran a rainy 15 miles by myself, thinking of the rain coming

down quietly in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Those solitary runs up in the hills were a chance for me to clear

all of the random thoughts in my head, and also get out into, what I would later realize but sensed then,

one of the most beautiful regions in the world.

Enjoy the run.