Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Repeat Run

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!  P.S. DEATH TO IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday Afternoon Run: 12 minutes 30 sec
+19 sec
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1 Day Since My Last Run

2:40 p.m. 93° / 96° Heat Index sunny

Running Tunes: Grateful Dead 7/17/66 Fillmore Auditorium

Hot. Again. Over 90 degrees. Again. (Same exact conditions as yesterday.) Humidity is kinda low so says The Weather Channel... and it feels like it... so it could be MUCH worse... but it's still already really freakin' bad. Well, not really freakin' bad but pretty bad. Summer sucks... unless you're at the Jersey Shore... or in the mountains of Montana or Idaho or maybe Utah. Alaska wouldn't be bad except for the mosquitos. Not good.

ANYWAY... somehow I have been able to string together three consecutive days with pitiful runs. I've really really really dug the challenge of running in this heat, seriously. While I don't want to be outside in these temps for almost anything at all, challenging myself is something I like a lot. The practically-bordering-on extreme heat is rough -- it's not easy to accomplish 10 to 12 minutes and when I'm done I feel like my life should just end 'cause I'd feel a WHOLE lot better. After my run came to an end, I had a minute or two walk back to my icy Gatorade which felt like it coulda been 30 minutes. That first swig of cold liquid was Heaven, I tell you what! On the walk back I baked in the sun, nearly cold shower and now I'm just freakin' spent. Day off tomorrow, I swear. I need it.
7 runs in June :: 2:35:01 sec· X
8 runs in JUNE:
2 hours 35 m
10 runs in May:
4 hours 9 min
8 runs in April:
3 hours 29 min
6 runs in March:
2 hours 28 min
*** FEBRUARY ***
3 hours 41 min
January 2009
2 hours 54 min
December
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min

3 comments:

Jim said...

i started "running" last week for the first time in my life.


good luck and thanks for pointing me towards the great shows.

Jim said...

oh...and go Mets!

Zoooma!! said...

Hey Jim! Thanks for the comment(s.) Ya know, for over 30 years, the last thing I ever wanted to do was run. Hiking is great exercise that I love but it just can't achieve what a good run can. As I continually become less young, I wanna keep diabetes and other obesity related diseases away, I want to be healthy and active. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that running will really help in that department! I encourage everyone to get exercise... even if it's a hated activity, the end result is such a great thing!! Good luck with your running. Start slow, build yourself up, you'll be okay! Once upon a time I couldn't run more than 6 or 7 minutes!

Anyway, thanks again and you're always welcome for the great shows!!

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
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