I went for a run this morning with maybe just a bit of a
plan to stretch it out. I want to try some different stuff
and basically push myself to the limit with little or no
extras in my run.
IE – No extra water (I hydrate well before leaving), no
Clif Shots or GU Chomps or Sharkies.
I want to see what I can really take during a run. What is
my limit is when I’m “Running on Empty”.
Here’s how it went:
Me: Hey, I feel good today, extra rice with supper last
night, nice carb breakfast with some fruit, 2 cups o java,
all other issues took care of themselves…lets go runnin!!!
Alter Ego (AE): Ah shit….I hates it when you’re happy!
Me: Hey, I mentioned in an earlier post that we were going
to shake things up a bit and run for the end, not the
AE: I wanted to go back TO BED!!!! How many Saturdays
do I really get to do NOTHING IDIOT!!!!
Me: Exactly, let’s get some stuff done before the Football
starts today and then we can watch with nothing on the
AE: I have no conscience so this is no value to me! Why
do I always get sucked into this stuff?
Me: Because we are a package deal man….a team. Frick &
Frack, Martin & Lewis, Cheech & Chong…you know.
AE: More like Dumb & Dumber….
Me: We have beer at home…
AE: Ahhh Kimosabe, you know me too well….I will do my
sabotage, nag, be positive on the run…but no
Me: Okay…and I have the final say when we stop…right?
AE: Wait a minute, what kinda beer?
Me: Well we have a Trafalger Bock that we might start off
Me: Then maybe this Innes & Gunn Limited Edition IPA
(only 68000 bottles done) but we may save that for Super
Me: But will definitely have a few Steam
….and maybe I give you the day off tomorrow....
AE: You got a deal…let’s shake it out man!!! (a few hours
later…I love YOP)
So here were the splits from the Garmin. I never really
tanked until I got to the last 4 kms. And I did know I was
toast…happy, but toast (ed).
Time Distance Split time Split distance Split pace
0:27:41 5.00 27:41 5.00 5:32
0:55:43 10.00 28:01 5.00 5:36
1:24:23 15.00 28:40 5.00 5:44
1:53:30 20.00 29:06 5.00 5:49
2:21:05 24.42 27:34 4.42 6:14
So now its time to go have a few frosties at the bar. I do love football and made this as a side project one year. It’s 8 feet long and 3 feet wide at the center. We have had quite a few tilts & sips at this place on the 4 accompanying Captains chairs.
So today’s predictions are:
Seattle over NO
Indy over Da Jets
Balt over KC
GB over Philly
Game is just starting…gotta run and help be the 12th Man