Friday, October 06, 2006

An Autumn Haiku

cool zephyr
animates sanguine leaves
-- imminent change

It's Autumn and the leaves are changing. It really doesn't get any better than this. Temperatures in the 50's, a cool breeze, and a 6-mile trail run through the woods. And yes, I passed some blood-red colored leaves fluttering in the cool breeze.

OK, maybe the diction is a little esoteric in that haiku. I don't usually do this, but to save you the time looking them up: zephyr = gentle wind; animate = give motion to, but also to give life to; sanguine = blood-red color, but also hopeful, optimistic. So there is this implication of hope and life in a season symbolic of the end of life. But you can interpret it any way you want. Whatevuh.

The run was wonderful. I averaged an 8:43 pace (again!) for the 6 miles of trail with gentle hills. Stretched afterwards in the sun. Feeling really good. Fatigue gone. Rebuilding going very well. One or two more weeks of mid-30's mileage and then the marathon training starts up again.

Heading to NYC tonight. Tomorrow is a day off from running and we'll hit some of the Open House New York sites. On Sunday I plan to run Central Park again. Two loops -- 12 miles. Any NYC RBF'rs out there running Sunday morning?


Blogger Ellie said...

Mmm, bet it smelled wonderful out there, too. Autumn is such an invigorating time to run, isn't it? Like your haiku...

10/06/2006 6:36 PM  
Blogger olga said...

I was just thinking yestarday on the run how, even though I LOVE living in OR, the colors in fall are never as bright and various as in North East. Main was always my favorite.

Like your "swear on stack of t-shirts" no watch recovery runs plan:)

10/06/2006 7:33 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

a morning autumn run thru central park... sounds fabulous!

You are the winner of game, btw. Thanks for playing, and I'll be sure and find ya some sweet schwag for your prize! :)

10/07/2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger E-Speed said...

I love fall. It does seem like the most appropriate time for Haiku's to me somehow.

Hope you are enjoying your run in Central Park today!

10/08/2006 10:39 AM  

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