Friday, April 30, 2010
The run I'm looking forward to is next weekend, and I wanna make sure I'm healthy for that one.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
FYI, they have turned off a bunch of lights in the lovely Pleasant Valley neighborhood, probably because ruffians like Muzzy, Jillian, and Jimmy Bucket live there. I thought about adopting a light, but I don't want to give utilities any more money than I have to.
Some of the better comments from gazette.com:
There are only three feasible causes for this:
A. Springs Utilities is incompetent.
B. Springs Utilities is fabricating.
C. BOTH A & B.
"Why all this brouhaha over rich neighborhoods having their street lights left on? As the only wealth creators they deserve to be treated differently than the middle and lower classes.
In any event should the lights be turned off how will they find their houses in the night hours coming from social events and more importantly would you want all the ruffians from the lower classes invade their turf if the lights are off, placing them in severe danger.
The Upper Class is more than entitled to its privilege and special treatments, being that they trickle down a portion of their wealth to the lower classes, classes that contribute little or nothing to the city welfare et al.
Let's stop this class envy and give the rich the respect they deserve, peasants!"
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wonder if there's any connection between my "improved" diet and the fact that for the first time in decades I'm injured and running poorly?
Been trying to clean up my diet, hence the recent selections. I’ll definitely get the most out of Racing Weight and Food Rules (which was more of a pamphlet than a book, but I’m counting it anyways). Once the prospect of eating nothing but burgers and bacon proved impossible, the Primal Blueprint wasn’t really worth reading for either the diet or workout portions. I’m sure it works for some people, but it couldn’t support the endurance based lifestyle I live.
I have been eating more fruits and veggies recently, and much less processed foods. So at least the books accomplished something.
FYI, it's been over four months since I ate fast food.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Certainly not my best day. Was on PR pace through 16-ish miles. Then the wheeles came off. Had all kinds of problems all day long - had to hit the port-o-crappers three times in the first twelve miles (and still hit the halfway mark in 1:29:36, so at least I was trying), and three more times after that. Every time I came out of the shitter my hamstrings, glute, and lower back seemed to get stiffer and stiffer. Also got a huge blister on my left foot. You can see from my splits that I didn't just slow down, I suffered an implosion of epic proportions. Had this been any other marathon I may have dropped out. And I'll be able to live with the fact that I gave it what I could and it didn't work out much more than had I showed up and sandbagged a 3:29 lame effort.
During the race I could feel my doom approaching, and in races past that feeling has always caused me to find religion, go vegan, quit drinking, give up sex, become a monk, train harder, and do whatever else it would take to get a faster time, and that always makes for a horrible experience. On Monday I told myself to suffer, but to at least enjoy the experience and take in the sights and sounds of the day. So overall, the race, and the entire weekend, was a lot of fun and something I'll never forget (though there are parts of the hash I can't remember!). For the record, anytime there was an uphill, I at least maintained the old standby airborne shuffle no matter how bad it hurt.
Kudos to Brandon and Wiley for not only PRing, but breaking the three hour barrier! Yunz guys better watch your backs at Leadville though...
Thursday, April 15, 2010
If you want to track me on Monday, go here. My bib number is 3484.
No more talk of injury on this blog. Until Monday afternoon, when the only thing injured will be Brandon and Wiley's ego!
Best of luck to the crew headed down to the Grand Canyon this weekend. Their run will be much more epic than mine, except for perhaps the Wellesley section. I'll be doing the same trail in a few weeks though, hopefully with a lot less snow!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
But one shitty week can't take away that much fitness. The glute is feeling better. I'll be 100% by Monday.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Dave is also the defending San Juan Solstice 50 miler champion.
Best quote so far from gazette.com on Dave's honor:
Mr. Phillips, you have two choices.
One, stay with the Gazette and get demoted (The Gazette does not foster progressive journalism).
Two, use the Gazette as a stepping stone to a brighter future (i.e. leave now with this feather in your cap).
I use the Gazette to line my cat's litter box. It does a great job soaking up cat urine that leaks through the cheap litter I buy.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
Running the Tortoise and Hare 5K tomorrow, but no records will be broken. Hope to run 19:59. I also have the horrible job of having to weigh everyone, hope some chick doesn't slug me when she doesn't agree with the scale.
After the race it's up to check out some Fort Collins breweries before heading to Cheyenne to knock Wyoming off my "hash in every state" goal.
Taking a rest day Sunday so Katie and I can explore Rocky Mountain National Park. I currently have 28 days straight of running.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
On the way down the hill I had to pick up an empty bottle of Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale. Can't believe someone would litter up there, and the only people who drink that stuff are cyclists. I think Leadman Larry should buy me a beer to improve relations between mountain bikers and trail runners...
Had a long talk with my dietician last night. She doesn't like me eating so much bacon. Ugh. At least she didn't harp about my boozing. For the record, yesterday I ate a strawberry (the first time in my life), some broccoli, celery, carrots, a banana, and an apple. I've even had spinach this past week (also for the first time in my life). Except for the apple and banana, I didn't enjoy any of it.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Tues AM - First PPRR Garden training run! 122 people showed up, a new record. 7.1 miles, 67 minutes, sort of a tempo/fartlek thing, but the trail sure was crowded.
No double today, hafta hit the PPRR bored meeting tonight...
Monday, April 05, 2010
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Thursday, April 01, 2010
April will be a down month, mileage wise, as I'll be using half of it on taper/recovery for Boston. But I've now gone four months in a row with at least 340 miles, and I think I've laid down a pretty good base to have some fun this summer.
Added another 5K to the list, the Tortise and Hare next Saturday. Offered to volunteer, and I was placed in a position where I could volunteer and run. It's a free race if you're a PPRR member, and only $3 if you're not. I'd challenge Brandon, but he's down to 98 pounds and I'm in the clydesdale division, so he'd probably be done with the race before I started.
Currently at 24 yoga classes (29 hours), right on pace to hit triple digits by years end.
Off to climb the Incline...