Friday, May 1, 2009

Flashback Friday

The flock milled about the infield, chewing the grass. Suddenly, I had the sensation that I've written this sentence before. But that time, I was talking about geese.

This time, the track was overpopulated with some sort of organized activity group consisting of people of, let's say, a certain mental faculty.

Rain threatened, but it did not fall last night as I ran my intervals, weaving in and out of puddles and people who did not understand what it meant when I yelled, "Track!" That is my excuse for failure in the following stats:
  • Intervals: 6 x 800 meters
  • Goal pace: 7:19-7:39 per mile
  • Lap 1: 3:31.62 (7:04 per mile)
  • Lap 2: 3:45.74 (7:33 per mile)
  • Lap 3: 3:51.87 (7:45 per mile) FAIL
  • Lap 4: 3:54.92 (7:51 per mile) FAIL
  • Lap 5: 3:45.39 (7:33 per mile)
  • Lap 6: 3:50:36 (7:43 per mile) FAIL
  • Average pace: 7:35 per mile
  • Total distance: 6.2 miles
I added three failures last night. Lap 4 was eerily similar to my previous Lap 4, a difference of 0.01 seconds, and the average pace also was the same as my last track session. However, the total distance got me over the 57-mile hump.

That said, April is done. Here is the statistical run-down:
  • Total Miles: 59 miles (12 runs)
  • Highest Weekly: 20 miles
  • Average Weekly: 12.1 miles
  • Average Pace: 9:39 per mile
  • Longest/Fastest Run: 6 miles, 9:05 pace
  • The Monthly Dif: +2 miles (57 miles in March)
Tune in next month to see if I can reach 60 miles! I hope the anticipation kills you.

Back Talk
Wherein I chastise my new readers and expect them to willingly return again.

BrianFlash of Team Flash stops by Team BHI to confess his sins: "I love beer and running (although at my age, I'm drinking less and running more)."

Answer: Booze Hounds laboratories have conducted studies that show it actually takes less effort to drink more and run less as we age. Consult your local Pub for proper penance.

Tfh needs a lesson in musical instruments: "You really do march to the beat of a different drummer, don't you. Playing your banjo, clambering over hotel furniture barefoot, running sockless."

Answer: Just because a banjo looks like a drum on a stick does not mean I'm a drummer. Note of caution: Sockless intervals may lead to blisters.

That's all for this week, teammates. Have a fine weekend. Good luck to all racers. Run well and drink well.


Carolina John said...

enjoy your weekend viper. happy trails.

Ian said...

I'm always amused by puddles on the track. Isn't it supposed to be flat, and thus devoid of the ability to hold puddles?
Enjoy the weekend.

Jess said...

Congrats on meeting your April mileage goals! I'll be on the edge of my seat to watch you exceed 59 miles in May. especially because I know you'll be forced to pull it out of your ass at the last minute.

Sun Runner said...

The Tribe is in town for three games with the Tigers. I should go down & watch. I've still got an Indians jersey hanging in my closet (1995 version).


Aileen said...

Your fail times are still pretty fast, so maybe it's fail with a question mark? Or a half fail? I don't any case, this calls for a Jamesons.

tfh said...

You know what else looks like a drum on a stick?

Ah, never mind. That one doesn't really work. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for reminding me that I don't miss intervals all that much.

Nitmos said...

I don't know why but seeing multiple bright, red FAILS on your blog always makes me smile. Thanks for sending me into a weekend in a great mood!

Spike said...

just glad you didn't have to but the large red "FAIL" next to your monthly mileage count.

Ms. V. said...

Way to nail those new readers!

Caroline Novak said...

So, of course I had to link here from half-fast. And I'm so enthused to discover this profound well of wisdom, ie. "Sockless intervals may lead to blisters." :D