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Runner Toes - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
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Runner Toes

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The quote is from my favorite comic series ever: The Maxx, by Sam Kieth.
Uh, well. Adapted, I mean. Swap "writer" with "runner" and you have the real quote.

I've logged 54 miles so far this month.

Feel somewhat more rested today. I didn't make the full 4 miles and pile of hill intervals yesterday. Rather, I made it two miles, got tired but convinced myself to do at least one more interval which turned into three more intervals for a 2.58 mile run up and down the hills by my house.

So, it was a mental win - sort of.

My body didn't much care for all that strenuous effort but, in retrospect, I feel very good about it. I'm starting to see the appeal of this sort of punishment. Subsequently, I'm setting a mental goal of being able to sprint the up hill run from the corner of the lowest street to the water tower on that hill in less than 4 minutes.

It's half a mile at about 4% grade. I'll probably sneak in intervals on it occasionally during the next two months before my race after short runs when I've recovered. At the least, it'll built strength and (I think) anaerobic capacity.

It'll hardly hurt anything

Well... not in the performance area, I mean.

TGIF, people. TGIF. Market tomorrow and brunch with labelle77 which is nifty.

See? I do other non-running related stuff. Did I turn all of you off my blog with this sudden change in focus? It's been dead lately.

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nidea From: nidea Date: May 21st, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Watching the video of The Maxx together helped me fall in love with Erik. True story.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 21st, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw. :) Nothing breeds love like purple underwear.

I loved the Liquid Television cartoons. I wish I could find a DVD of them somewhere of The Maxx and pretty much everything on that show.

Edited at 2010-05-21 02:43 pm (UTC)
nidea From: nidea Date: May 21st, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, we have The Maxx on VHS and will probably keep it even though we can no longer play it. :)
lex_of_green From: lex_of_green Date: May 21st, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I watched all of The Maxx on youtube. Dunno if it's still up there, but it was a year ago. And free!
mysterysquid From: mysterysquid Date: May 22nd, 2010 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)
It's due soon, according to the Daria boxset I jjust bought. :)
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: May 21st, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Any time I make a dramatic shift in my blog and its contents, I get no comments. It's par for the course. Just wait until people are used to it and your focus turns away from running - they'll want those entries back! ;)
abmann From: abmann Date: May 21st, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll start posting ASCII art every day. That'll teach 'em.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: May 22nd, 2010 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I hate running, so I just don't have much to say on it, other than expounding on my laziness.
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