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All it takes, I have learned, to get a good night's rest is an 11… - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
abmann
abmann

All it takes, I have learned, to get a good night's rest is an 11 mile run in the forest and three gallons of water.
Well, that and dinner with friends and a stupidly adorable schnoodle puppy.

No, you can't even type "schnoodle" without voiding some Man Points.

One of the neater benefits in my job is referral bonuses: someone you recommend getting hired nets you one.
One of the more insulting parts of this benefit is that my role nets a gift card, rather than cash like other roles, totaling less than 10% the sum of most other roles.

Last and positive, the gift card is good at all State Street shops which means I'm getting some new shirts this weekend.

So... Good overall is what I'm saying but feel vaguely undervalued.


Also, I'm not sore at all after that run today. I'm sort of concerned that I'm not working hard enough. As far as distance goes, it's hard to go much further than 10 miles especially when I'm running on harder surfaces. Eventually, my feet are just screaming from all the impact. Trails seem to reduce that trouble and, I think if I'd stayed on the dirt, I could have run far, far more than I did. As is, I came out of the arboretum after 7 miles and stayed on the road against the better "turn around, get lost again" voices in my head.

I'm a little concerned that my feet aren't getting accustomed to all the battering after all this. The race in August is mostly along sidewalks and streets. If I can't get used to pounding pavement, it's going to be very hard.

It could also be that my Sprints are getting pretty warn and aren't absorbing any of said impact.
But isn't that supposed to be a good thing?

And I also need to find a low GI energy bar to eat mid race. I figured out the best pre-run hydration and foods to last about 7 miles but that's only half the game.

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nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: June 14th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I recommend taking things from around the office to make up for the difference.

Also way to get your friends hired.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 14th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't have any need for office supplies, though.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: June 14th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're clearly not thinking big enough. I hear you have a treehouse. Go rent a truck.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 14th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I thought of a neat way to grow a tree house in our back yard but I need to figure out what these plants were that I saw on my run yesterday.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: June 14th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, also, I fell off the running train because of being busy this past week coupled with car logistics, bad weather, and some other flimsy excuses. But I'm going to go treadmill it today (raining). How far should I run and why?

I'm debating between long running or short running and lifting.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 14th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
17 miles. While lifting to ham hocks. To your mouth.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: June 14th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're very helpful today. Thank you.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: June 14th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, and I know you might not want to hear this, so brace yourself.....



Maybe look into some legit running shoes with more padding and cushion for distance running. It might help foot pains on hard surfaces over distance.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 14th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I'm looking at the VFF Bikilas which have better structure for the balls of my feet. Running in any more padding at all gives me shin splints.
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: June 14th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
What are you consuming prior?

I was supposed to run 6 miles yesterday. But after my absolutely agonising Thursday, I'm still not at 100%. If everything feels normal today I'll run again tomorrow. I miss it. :(
abmann From: abmann Date: June 14th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Two to three hours before I run, I generally eat eggs of some protein for breakfast.

30 minutes before I run, I drink 30 ounces of water with 1 tablespoon (or so) of chia seeds, 2 tbl agave nectar, a nuun tablet, and a few squirts of concentrated lime juice. I also eat some sort of fruit to ensure some sugars to burn that aren't poorly received by my pancreas.

I'm getting to the point where I need to run most days lest I feel antsy at night. Restless legs. :)
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: June 14th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel about 10% as valuable as other folks, in that case. haha.

Except that I'll probably be around 10x as long because my (our?) job is better than theirs.
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