Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cursing Gives a Bad Impression

Out for my semi-weekly barefooted three-miler, I landed hard on a pebble and said something R-rated. Just as I did so, I saw an older gentleman with a red ballcap to my left in his front yard. This is not the way to make running barefoot look not crazy.

Just around the corner, I crossed a road just ahead of a pair of runners perpendicularly approaching the same intersection. From the sound of their voices, I could 1) tell they turned to follow me and 2) talking about me. I sped up.

Result: fastest barefoot run, slightly blistered soles, one offended neighbor (possibly).

60-Mile Dare
The Martini has joined me in a challenge to reach 60 miles this month. This is the kind of motivation I need after my lame April. Success lies in following up my lowest monthly mileage of the year with my highest. The month will culminate in my bid to break my 5-K PR at the Tallmadge Memorial Day race.

Why Are You Guys Running So Slow?
And just in case you haven't seen it yet, here is Chris Solinsky, a 5-K specialist who set an American record time in his debut 10-K:

[Drunkard's note: Interesting commentary from Kara Goucher, who can relate to Solinsky's newfound glory. And nod to Running Is Funny for making me a day late and a dollar short, again.]


Tricia said...

good luck on your may goals

....and Solinsky was flying! Nothing like watching a guy run a 10K in the time it takes me to run a 5K...on a good day. :)

Jess said...

Good luck with a 60 mile month!

If I stepped on a rock barefoot running, I too would've said something r-rated.

Anonymous said...

You know, if you just run two marathons this month you're nearly there!

Junk Miler said...

I say do it all at once. All 60.

The blisters can help you run better.

Jess said...

60 miles this month sounds like a great goal! Good luck!

C said...

Don't worry, I'm sure your neighbors were offended by you long before this incident.

Didn't you want to hit an average of 20 miles per week? If so, then your 60 mile May is insufficient. You suck big hairy monkey balls at math so I thought I'd help you out. No need to thank me.

drdave said...

I you really want to offend, try running bare bottomed instead.

"Oh yes they call him the streak!"

Julie @ ROJ Running said...

Thinking about doing the Tallmadge race...if I do you should say "Hi".

The un-Zen Runner said...

I ran barefoot the other day and scraped my toe against something during the run. My toe start there was blood running down my toe. I was thinking the EXACT same thing, i.e. Oh, great way to make barefoot running not look crazy. Haha.