- I ran in a 5k race on Thursday called the "I just felt like running" Virtual 5k put on by Jeff at Detroit Runner. I kinda wimped out like I usually do in the winter and ran it on my treadmill. On the positive side, I ran it faster than I thought I would (21 min 21 sec), and still had something more to give at the end. I have tiger's blood and Adonis DNA. Thanks again Jeff for sponsoring the run.
- I had what I considered a moment of clarity after my quads were shredded at the Austin Marathon:
Don't run on any more hillsStart spinning. Some of the fastest runners who I personally know crosstrain on the bike, and the bike can give my sorryunderutilized quads the workout they've been missing. So I switched my cross dressingtraining from the elliptical to the recumbent bicycle. It seems to be paying off already. You can't process me with a normal brain.
- I came down with a cold last Wednesday including a fever of 100.7 that night. I am on a drug, it's called 'Charlie Sheen.' My other symptoms included the typical runny nose and sore throat. I think I'm done with the last symptom. This is part of the reason I wasn't expecting to run my Virtual 5k as well as I did.
- I ran 10 Yasso 800s at the gym on Monday. It's been awhile since I did that many, but I was able to do each one in 3:15. I'm pretty happy with that. I have one speed, one gear... go! For those who aren't familiar with Yasso 800s, the principal states that running 10 of them at the fastest pace you can maintain throughout, will predict your marathon finish such that if you run each of the 800s in 5 minutes 35 seconds, you should run the marathon in 5 hours 35 minutes. This works for any pace, so if you can run each 800, in 4 minutes, you should run a 4 hour marathon Therefore, I should be able to complete a marathon in 3:15:00 (BQ for me baby). Duh, Winning!
|3/10||4||Ran 5k in 21:21|
|3/14||8||intervals 10 x 800m @ 6:30 pace|
Anybody watch The Simpsons where Bart crank calls Moe's Bar and asks him to page certain individuals? Here's a candidate for one of Bart's calls.
|Say his name loud enough for everyone in the room|
to hear you.
When Mike Litoris walks in the room, the party can get started.