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When they both end the same, who is to say?
When they both end the same way, who is to say.

Completed a 5k without stopping today, which was nifty. It wasn't like a race-worthy pace by any means but I discovered something:

I feel better, elated in fact, when I run slower. Such as, I can run a nine minute miles, sustain it for a mile or so[stop snickering]; but, if I run an 11 or 12 minute mile, I can sustain it for 5 miles or more.

In fact, I did that two days ago and turned an intended 3 mile run into 6 miles because I felt so awesome. I was even signing along with my music on the way home. Rammstein. And playing Air Drums.

Yeah. I was that guy.
Must be the secret to running.
Or is it just my vibrams and obsession with Christopher McDougall?

Current Mood: accomplished sweaty

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fliege_wasser From: fliege_wasser Date: September 17th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
congrats on the 5k run and that picture made me LOL so hard.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 17th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
It ain't no regular ten mile runs, but I'm getting there again.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 17th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Marathon time!
abmann From: abmann Date: September 17th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Screw that, I want to run an ultra.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 17th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're right. Screw France, start training for the Ironman.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 17th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ironman is a triathlon. I have no desire to do a triathlon. I'm unstable on a bike, especially at high speeds.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 17th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's why you need training hippy. Stop being so lazy! Run an Ironman!
abmann From: abmann Date: September 17th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, dude, no arm means no balance on the bikes you have to use in a triathlon.

Also, I'd just swim in circles!
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 17th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
What about one of those cheetah legs? But for your arm? So you can pedal with your hands at twice the speed of a normal man.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 17th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I'd brake with my feet?
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 17th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. You do need training. Look, you pedal with your hands, steer with your feet, and brake with your tongue. You'll need to work on that last one, I can give you some tongue exercises. Additionally you're going to need to swim backwards since the cheetah arm will make it possible for you to flip your arms faster than a motor boat. The hardest part about that is going to be the butt clenches. We'll work on that part too.

We might need to both quit our jobs to focus on your training full time.
codekitsune From: codekitsune Date: September 18th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I about died reading this xD
abmann From: abmann Date: September 18th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nathan is an hilarious murderer. Best to avoid him unless you have a healthy supply of Everclear.

The band or the booze. Whichevs.
codekitsune From: codekitsune Date: September 18th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Luckily I happen to have both. How convenient. ^_^
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: September 17th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
yey! good job!

I ran two miles last night non-stop for the first time in my life. (13/14 min miles)

it's very exciting!
abmann From: abmann Date: September 17th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you have a goal, either short or long, with you're running?
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: September 17th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suppose I should make one...

My initial motivation was wanting to like "me" better, but I hadn't really specified a goal on any plane.
_radioactivity From: _radioactivity Date: September 18th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
sexy papillae!
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