Well today's run was the polar opposite of tuesdays. I waited until around 7:15 to go out, and started with an easy 3K warmup. I felt great from the start. Then I proceeded to complete 5 five minute intervals with two minute recoveries. The pace of each interval was faster than the previous bye a few seconds, and it was only on the last two minutes of the final interval that I got a bit sloppy. Ended up having my heal on one foot hitting the calf on the other leg a couple of times. Warmed down for a few minutes for a total of 9K for the run. So tuesdays debacle didn't seem to carry over longer than a day or so. Sure felt shitty all of tuesday evening after that misstep.
Now, I know I have a strange mental illness sense of humor. I occasionally post stuff on my blog, and both our and other people's facebook pages. Now, the only people who are gonna read my blog know me, or may read it once and run away choose to not follow any further, but I usually don't get violent responses. I put the picture from above on my brother Paul and Deb's facebook page with the notation "hey Paul, I was going thru some pictures that Suzi had and found this picture of you and Allison when you were building the deck on your first house on water island......haha". I then headed to Joe's for an hour to go over which home football games we were going to attend this fall at NMSU (We get them free from my cross country coach friend), and when I returned there were 4 postings from my sister in law Deb that were pretty whacky.....her first said "this is sick and not funny", followed up bye "this is one of the reasons why we don't have a relationship", followed up bye "since I don't know how to do it, please defriend me". There were two people who posted comments....one saying that is was funny, and one saying something about how Paul was a good carpenter and would never put Allison at risk, and then Deb put a final post out about how some people from their rental cabins might see this and how I was trying to destroy their business. Whew. So I just went in and took it down, something she could have easily done at the beginning. I was tempted to tell her that I could give her about 20 really good reasons why we don't have a relationship, but I just left it alone. So, I think I will keep my attempts at humor limited to those that know me and can choose to read my posts or not......
2 Mi 10:08 5:04 Pace 91' 5K 17:45 5:44 Pace 90' 4 Mi 23:20 5:52 Pace 90' 5 Mi 29:56 5:59 Pace 89' 10K 37:54 6:07 Pace 91' 15K 1:00:30 6:30 Pace 91' 1/2M 1:27:30 6:41 Pace 93' M 3:10:58 7:17 Pace 50Mi 8:22:50 10:03 Pace 94'
Just completed 40 years of running and racing distances from 1500 meters to 50 miles. After 4 back surgeries, surgeries to both feet, having my knee and ankle broken after being hit by a truck, and having had meniscus surgery in 2011, I have limited my competitive running to races I can complete in an hour or less. I think I have used up all 9 of my running lives, so I am hoping to stay injury free for a few more years! My goal now is to try and run 4 days a week with two days of quality work, and to supplement that with three days a week of weights and bike intervals at the gym. The Combination of Year/Kilometers (40 plus years and over 110,000 kilometers) have enjoyed their full effect on me orthopaedically.