Thursday, July 2, 2009

No Flashback, but a Flashforward

Surely we cannot have a Flashback Friday without there being a Friday. And since tomorrow is when the U.S. business world will be celebrating Independence Day, there will be no Friday in blogland for Team BHI. And since I have no recent runs or significant boozings to report, I will provide you a Flashforward to the days ahead.

Track Attack
Tonight, before celebrating another 30th birthday, I will make a dash to the track for five 800-meter intervals. Instead of attempting to blow an O-ring by running too far, too fast but not too furious. (HEY-OH!) This time, I will shoot for sub-3:25 per interval (6:52 per mile), and I'll use my new found track knowledge to run the correct distance.

Seeking the White Whale
Saturday morning, I will make another attempt at my racing White Whale, the sub-50 10-K. Last year, I missed breaking 50 minutes by 49 seconds. The Davey Tree 10-K is the first race I ever entered, and this will be my fourth time running the event. Last year, I discovered the charming magnetism that is the Puke Threshold. Expect more gory glory this year.

And then 14 Miles
You didn't think I was going to run a 10-K and call it a weekend, did you? Sunday should be an interesting 14-miler, after a setting new PR and enjoying the holiday.

Sounds like a busy weekend. I'll need make sure I hydrate properly. Happy Hour comes early today. Happy Independence Day to all my U.S. readers. Have a finely brewed weekend, and good luck to all you fellow racers. Run well and drink well. Cheers!

6 comments:

Nitmos said...

Good luck. I hope you beat 50 minutes and puke doing so. Then, we are all winners.

Spike said...

I did 800m repeats for the first time, and I could feel my legs tearing...is that good? I forgot how fast 800m are.

goodl luck and crush 50 minutes, even if it is only by one second

Vanilla said...

So am I the only one who will be working tomorrow?

Good luck on reaching the Puke Threshold at your 10K.

Jess said...

Good luck this weekend in the pursuit of the puke threshold!

Ted said...

You can skip about the puke threshold in your next post. In the meantime, have a safe 4th of July. Drink well !

Blyfinn said...

Sounds like a busy weekend. Good luck with the Whale and the puke.