2019-09-15 - To His Coy Mistress

~7.3 mi @ ~13.5 min/mi

"Right answer!" declares Roadkill, when a fellow runner says she's not training for anything special. The dash to General Getty Park is at 9.3 min/mi pace, after which Danger Man leads the way along Sligo Creek to the track. Feats of strength accompany a brisk 1:46 lap. At the elementary school a compass rose decorates the playground. Bronze eagles guard a gate. Curly calligraphic chalk commands "Joy". Yes!

"To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time?" Roadkill struggles to recall the source of the phrase "Time's wingéd chariot". He guesses Emily Dickinson or John Donne, neither of which is correct. (It's by Andrew Marvell, in the carpe diem poem "To His Coy Mistress".) Blisters on the left foot, twinges in the right - clearly more mileage and speedwork are needed!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2019-10-01