Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
|From elevation charts|
I was doing okay, right around 8:30/mile until, I hit mile 19.64. I had the worst leg cramp that I’ve felt in a long time slam me to a stand-still. The pain in my left calf was so acute that I would have fallen to the ground if I were able to bend my knee. Instead I let out a bellowing scream as my leg locked up and nailed me to ground. I managed to stretch out my calf and start walking. I walked a tenth of a mile and picked up my pace to a slow jog. It was rough, but I finished the last mile and half to end my run.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
- It’s late and I’m downloading Mass Effect 2. It looks pretty cool from the trailers. It was made by Bioware, so it should be pretty good.
- Is anyone else watching Chuck? I still love this show and having Kristen Kreuk guest-star was great. She has a very smoldering, girl-next-door hotness about her. Adam Baldwin is still delivering the funnies too.
- I’ve been listening to Banned on the Run podcast on my Blackberry. It’s kinda fun listening to my running peers talk about their running and running in general.
- I have done little to no cross-training or conditioning this week. I seriously need to start back before I lose my upper body fitness.
- Clearly I’m not as funny as I think I am.
- My running, while generally good lately, has suffered some because I’m not doing much variety. Essentially, I’m doing tempo runs or long slow distance. I really need to do some hill work and intervals.
- I’m still playing around with the content on my blog. I’m hoping to add more shots of my routes and maybe even an elevation chart every once and awhile.
- I think that I ate something that did not agree with me, because I’m feeling a little queasy right now. Bleh.
- Now for some hard numbers: I got in an easy 5.8 minute mile.
- Ultimate Spiderman is a great read, because Brian Bendis really makes his characters fun to read.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Geek review: DC Comics is running a new mini-series: Rise and Fall. The story revolves around Green Arrow’s murderous quest for vengeance after the damage and devastation done to his family and his city. I’m not familiar with the writer’s previous work, but I can’t help feel that I’ve seen this story time and again with Ollie. And frankly, I’m tired of it. I thought the whole point of Judd Winick’s GA run was to resolve Ollie’s tortured past with his role as a legitimate hero in the DC Universe. And one of the ultimate tenets of the DC hero community is: Thou shall not kill. I get it, I do. That’s the whole reason for the story. Make GA dangerous. Pit him against his friends and his enemies. Again. This story has been done and re-done so many times, it makes the Superman-Flash races look fresh and exciting. Throw in the fact that the art work is relatively uninspiring and confusing (Does Ollie’s mask have lenses or not? Why does Promethus’ body keep moving?), and I’m thinking that the current Green Arrow story line will have to go into the crap pile. I think that the last writer to truly understand Green Arrow was Judd Winick. Come back Judd, please! Later kids!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Overall I was happy with my time considering that I wasn’t “race ready” and that I was nearly mauled by an angry beaver. This was a fun exercise, but I doubt that I could race by myself again. I like to start out a race in a crowd of strangers, because I know that many of them want to beat me as much as I want to beat them. There’s something about being in that mix of runners that gets the adrenalin pumping and pushes you to go harder. Running by myself seemed to lack the urgency and energy that other races hold. Still I had a good time, and I can’t wait to read the reports from my fellow bloggers! Later kids!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Hail my running brothers and sisters! This week I ran 38.44 miles at an average pace of 8:18/mile. I did only 38:00 minutes of cross-training, so my strength training is off for the week. I wasn’t home this morning so I didn’t get to weigh. Yesterday after my long run however, I clocked in at 157 lbs. After several plates of barbeque this weekend, I’m feeling decidedly heavier today, so let’s call it around 160ish. My only speed run this week was a fairly short 3.1 miles at 7:21/mile. My long run was 18 miles at 8:27/mile. That was a pretty good run even though I hadn’t taken in enough carbs to sustain myself on the run. So at the end of it, I was pretty whipped. To get ready for the marathon, I ran most of the marathon route. This time around, I’m finding that I can handle the hills better and am working on my pacing. The grossest thing that I saw on my run was that someone had puked on a car on the street. Totally gross. The forecast for next week is calling for rain and storms for most of the week, so I anticipate that my runs will not be very long. I hope this doesn’t end up being the case, but I’m already planning on spending more time at the Y this week. I guess that’s all I have for this week. Later kids!