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holy crap, my saturday run was HORRRRRRIBLE…

i haven’t had a run that bad in quite a long time. the conditions weren’t bad, sunny – but not too warm, ocean breeze, decent scenery, all that good stuff. but about two miles in, BONK. seriously, it happened that soon. i could probably come up with any number of excuses, but in the end it doesn’t matter why it happened, it happened.

so, what did i learn from it? no idea… bonking sucks maybe? i mean, i knew that, but i guess it’s reinforced even more now. how do you prevent bonking? eat more stuff? sleep longer? water? make a small sacrifice to Hela, Goddess of Bonking (and Death). hell if i know. but what i can take away from this lesson, remember to bring something to eat/electrolyte/whatever. saved my butt from walking home…

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wacky waving saturday

the plan called for 10 miles today. while i was on my way back from a lap around the lake, i encountered this wacky waving inflatable arm flailing horror show:

so i detoured home with about 4 miles left to pick up Thor and run him down in the stroller to see the flailing tube men for a laugh:

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oh well, it was worth a shot.

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darker-ness

the daylight hours are getting shorter and shorter in the evenings. this is going to make it more interesting on my weekday runs when i typically run after work. example, last night when i was half of a stinking block from my house and i tripped on the sidewalk. now, my toe hurts and my ego was wounded because of the dude and lady who saw me trip and subsequently curse the heavens for my misfortune. guess i’ll have to start planning on that happening…

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motivation

aside from the lower body fat, reduced risk of heart attack and nice buns, my main motivation for pre-dawn 6 mile runs is probably this:

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the guilt-free breakfast burrito.

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new GTRC hero…

check this guy out!

pretty crazy he ran a marathon in less time than it takes me to watch a movie…

edit: if you’re keeping score at home, that’s about a 4:42 pace, for the whole race. the whole thing. 26.2 miles of running sub-5 minute miles. what. the. hell.

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