surreal experience today. i ran most of the run on shoreline, which a week ago would have had me enacting Frogger: The Live Show. but they’ve closed it down forever, in an effort to kill off the only interesting place in downtown corpus christi, so it’s now a big three-lane running trail. yes, asphalt is easier on the knees than sidewalk. no, running in what appears to be the setting for a sci-fi movie about the end of the world isn’t so good for the head. but it was sort of fun, in a let’s crank the abilene deadline up three hours just to see if his head explodes kinda way. 8 miles (12:52, 124). i guess it’s a good sign in training when you don’t even think about an 8-mile run as being an event.