Friday, July 9, 2010

The Race Schedule

Hail my running brothers and sisters!  A quick look at my exercise activities in will show you just how little I've done this week.  In my defense, it has been really hot, and I've been really lazy.  Not sit-on-the-couch-with-bacon-and-ice-cream-sandwiches-lazy but more like I-need-a-break-to-recharge-lazy.  My IT guy also installed Windows 7 on my laptop, so I've been geeking out on it.  Unfortunately this also meant reformatting my hard drive, so I've been trying to re-install programs, games, and the rest of my junk from my backup.  Big fun.  About the only running productive thing that I've done this week is to complete my race calendar for the year.  My next 3 races before Chickamauga will take place in Murfreesboro, TN (or the 'Boro for the locals).  As for the Fenton Payne and Fred 5k and the Run Chikin Run 10k, these are races that I ran last year and scored huge PR's.  The Middle Half will be a new race for me, but my friends who've run it before really liked it.  The 'Boro is relatively flat and these courses lend themselves to some pretty fast times.  Coming towards the end of my marathon training, these races should be good tests of my fitness and speed before my marathon.

Now for the hard numbers:  I played 9 holes of golf today.  I scored a 45, but my playing partner, the Running Guru, and I had to skip a hole.  A pair of drunk yahoos were taking their sweet time between cans of beer and duffed shots into the woods.  After riding up on them twice and nearly getting hit, we decided to skip the hole they were playing and move on to the next hole.  For score card purposes, we gave each other bogies.  It's possible that this might have been too generous, but we were playing pretty consistent bogie golf up to that point.  I also managed 10 minutes of cross-training/conditioning tonight.  Mostly body weight exercises, but it was enough to get my heart rate up for a bit.  Okay, I'm out.  Later kids.


Julie said...

Hi Joel,
Sometimes we all need a little break! Don't feel bad about not getting a ton of training done this week. I am a terrible golfer...imagine the worst golfer you have ever seen and you got me:) Funny about the golfer goofs screwing around on the course! Oh, golfing counts as cross training too!

lawmonkey13 said...

LOL. Thanks Julie. I included it in my cross-training too. ;)

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