I have a tiered selection of goals for this race:
- Beat my PR
- Beat Mike
- Beat Mike's PR (22:28)
- Beat fourth place in my age group
- Beat everyone in my age group
- Beat everyone of the female persuasion
- Beat everyone else in the field
- Beat everyone else, ever
Time to race!
Wherein I totally drop some knowledge on your ignorant asses and then show my own ignorant ass because I believe in quid pro quo.
Xenia wonders how I get all my fancy numbers: "I have a serious, but potentially stupid question for you. How do you track all your 800m times if you don't have a Garmin? Does your sports watch have a special feature or something?"
Answer: I will do my best not to sound patronizing. It's called "lap recall." After starting my watch, I can press start again for each lap (up to 30) and it will allow me to recall my splits after I press stop. All I need to remember is the distance per lap. I bought my Timex Ironman on sale at Target for about $25. The only drawback compared to a Garmin is that I actually have to use my brain when I log my runs.
Now, it is my turn to ask you all a question. Do any of you actually warm up before a race? What is your routine for what distance? How much time before the race's start do you warm up? Why have I never warmed up more than a couple hops up and down before a race?
Happy Hour is nearly upon us. Good luck to all the racers out there this weekend, especially me. Happy Memorial Day. Don't drink and run ... on a treadmill. [Drunkard's note: There is more margin for stumbling on solid ground.] Run well and drink well, teammates. Cheers!