Tonight was the Teal & White Game – the annual kickoff of preseason where the team splits into 2 squads and plays each other.
Training camp continues until the real season starts and cuts will be made up to the last day. The Teal & White Game is a fun way to see all the up-and-coming youngsters playing in the minor leagues.
Since we have seats close to the ice normally, we like to sit up top for this game to get a different view.
2 years running now, we’ve also selected the section just next to where the coaching staff sits to evaluate the players. The man closest to us is Todd McClellan, the Sharks head coach. He lives on the next block over from us. Yesterday we saw him in his garage when we walked the dogs by.
Jeff and Jenn and I had a great time at the game!
One thing we noted due to multiple camera closeups was the interesting mask of goalie Tyson Sexsmith, who plays for the WHL Vancouver Giants.
Yes. Those ARE nekked ladies airbrushed on his mask. Too funny.
In training news, today was the best day ever: Long Run Wednesday! I realized on Tuesday night that this would be the longest I had run since my last marathon in January 2008! I churned out 15 miles on Coyote Creek Parkway feeling remarkably good! Though nothing ever beats the post-run ice bath for me.
Coyote Creek is where I like to do all of my runs over 10-12 miles. It’s longer and less busy than Los Gatos Creek, there are interesting things to look at (I once saw a bobcat here), and I like the change from my regular running haunts. Since I’ve done all of my 15+ mile runs for 3 marathons here, I know this trail like the back of my hand – all the mile markers, all the quirks along the way, etc. If you click the map below, I added a few notes from today’s run. (I hope it’s not too small to show)
Long run in the morning and hockey tonight – I’m beat! Time for bed. Happy hump day!