November 10, 2013 by Enoch Nadler
After the DRC half I took a much needed two days off, then it was time to get back to work. After taking Wednesday and Thursday easy, with light 7 and 8 mile runs, I was pleasantly surprised to get a call from Paul Guevara about meeting up for a run.
Paul ran for Alabama in College and we raced many times over our collegiate careers. We didn’t know each other in College but we met on one of his recent trips to Dallas when he was visiting his sister. Paul coming to town was just the push I needed to get back into gear. We hit a steady 10 miles at 6:20 pace on Friday, taking full advantage of the cool weather. Then we followed that up with a solid 15 miles at 6:10 pace on Saturday. Not only is it great to have someone to run with since the majority of my running is done alone, but it’s also always great seeing guys from my old college days. I find it motivating to talk about all the big races, struggles, and triumphs that we endured through many seasons of racing. I feel blessed to be back running at a high level again, competing and training to be at my best. I plan to take full advantage of my opportunities this spring and I can’t wait to log some hard months of training in the coming months.