Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Amnesty International Letter Writing Campaign from Oppressed Runners in Ohio

Dear Snow,

Don't you know it's Spring now? Leave us alone, you jerk.

Yours with hearts and bubbles,
Viper

P.S., I ran intervals on Sunday. They went like this:
  • Intervals: 5 x 800 meters
  • Goal pace: 7:19-7:39 per mile
  • Lap 1: 3:43.42 (7:29 per mile)
  • Lap 2: 3:44.03 (7:31 per mile)
  • Lap 3: 3:46.91 (7:35 per mile)
  • Lap 4: 3:54.91 (7:51 per mile) FAIL
  • Lap 5: 3:42.81 (7:27 per mile)
  • Average pace: 7:35 per mile
  • Total distance: 5.2 miles

15 comments:

tfh said...

I can send you a goat, if you'd like.

Oh, wait. That's Heifer International.

I would have quit after that fourth interval. I always use falling off pace as my excuse to quit. I congratulate you for doing the fifth. Clearly, the oppression is paying off in your increased will to overcome.

Viper said...

It wasn't snowing Sunday ...

nwgdc said...

I think the "fail" should have been typed in larger font, and perhaps a nice shade of PINK.

Congrats for keeping it up and finishing though!

Roisin said...

At least it wasn't an epic fail. We had the snow too and it's lame.

Vanilla said...

I think snow is a better excuse for not running than life is.

Ted said...

I got an email from my brother in Hudson, Ohio saying that there was a snowstorm today. Shhhessh! I know the weather has been weird lately.

Your pacing improved. You are getting faster. Have you been cutting down on beer lately?

Jess said...

Sucks about the snow! Maybe it's time to dump that bitch named Ohio.

Anonymous said...

OK explain to me how to do intervals - don't like pain - so why?????

Xenia said...

There's not enough emotion in that letter. Snow is not going to understand how truly pissed off you are. I think you need to re-write it. Once more with feeling.

S said...

Ahh...hearts and bubbles. That always gets the snow to feel bad for you :-)

Spike said...

MI got dumped on also, stupid snow. Well done with the speed work, especially as your last one was your fastest. I can't seem to do that.

Ms. V. said...

I will see everything as an excuse not to run. I wouldn't run in snow or sun or rain or...well, you get the picture.

You had a great week!

Nitmos said...

That second to last interval is always my Achilles heel. A little rest before the last push...

X-Country2 said...

I don't think you really meant it. It's almost mid-April! Tell that snow who's boss!

M2Marathon said...

What you need is a snow exorcism; George Hamilton seems a likely candidate to perform it...and I bet George W. has time for it these days, too. He seemed unilaterally in support of ending snow permanently, via his unfailing dedication to "global warming." Give him a call.