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The Energizer Night Race is a little over 24 hours away and I’ve been resting for three days because I didn’t want to put too much pressure on my left ankle. I’ve had minor problems with it and there’s nothing like discomfort to make a run less enjoyable than it should be. I think I’m race-ready, though. Even if it is just a 5km fun-run, it’s still the first race I’ve ever entered, so it’s exciting for me.

Just for fun, here’s Pindar’s Olympian Ode 12, written 460BC.

Great runner, four times victor at the Games,
But for a war you would have known no fame.
Though exiled from the bubbling springs of home,
Your swift pace made a new land’s fields your own.

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