~ while circling (or semi-circling as it turned out) Central Park last night:
Why does 100 days sound significantly more important than 101 days or 99 days? If humans had a total of nine digits on their hands, one thumb on the right or left and four fingers on each hand, would the number 99 be the more important one?
You know you are in trouble with the weather if the rain clouds out to the West looked bruised.
Evolution of running:
1979: baseball cap, shorts, socks, Nikes, tee-shirt.
2012: Wicking runner's cap
, lightweight, absorbent headband
------New Balance running shorts
, special extra comfort inner brief
------New Balance 996s, with orthopedic padding, custom cut.
------GPS watch and heart monitor/ shows speed/average speed/distance and time/heartrate/heartrate average and if you want ~the time of day.
------iPhone podcast music at 155 beats per minute from Podrunner.com
------ Earphones with volume control to hear the above.
------ Running shirt,
wickable fabric- no known natural anything involved
-------(Thinking about adding) water bottle with glove.
I think I still look like I'm running in a tee-shirt and shorts.
~~So, just before the rain came in, I ran up the East Side, down the road by the pool and up Great Hill, following, passing and getting passed by this couple. He was older than her, both of them looked very fit, and I finally guessed that they were doing some kind of interval training where they would walk a ways and then gun it hell bent for leather for a ways., passing me in the process, then I would trot by them.
I decided to run as fast as I could to keep them from catching up to me. I took off (heh...that means about 10 minute mile pace), I got down the other side of Great Hill and steamed up the next long grade heading South on the West Side. I was planning on going all the way to 59th and I was going to really go for it all the way!! (animal)
There's a little downhill before the next rise of the road.
That's where they caught me.
That's when I figured it out.
I was their goal line.
"We'll walk a bit and then we'll run hard until we pass that pudgy guy in the orange shirt."
I started to gear up to catch them again as they started walking, but I saw the lightning flash. Way off in the distance, but that's my rule.
~No running in thunderstorm~ It's a good rule.
Ran about five miles, including the trot from work to the subway.
No run today.
18 - 20 mile training run on Saturday
Joe(and no lightning)Nation
Your questions and comments, needless to say, are welcome.