The next lyric from this old man's memory is "head games". I need to run at my pace and not at the pace of the other runners. How do I do this? I naturally want to run beside my wife, but I started running at her pace and shortened my strides a bit so that we could hit the ground together, and then I got tired and missed my first milestone by about 30 seconds.
We also need to get a pact down that we stop the chatter by the end of the warm-up and start from where the map says we start. No adjusting the running on the fly to make up for walking part of the course. I'm the only one that is in training here. I need a little "R E S P E C T!"
Last idea for now:
If you can be the first to tell me the names of the musical groups or singers that sang the songs with the lyrics I have quoted ... you win something. Only thing is I don't know what, so you need to suggest something (baseball hat, t-shirt, postcard etc. - I'm in Canada so be creative). I'll mail it to you. I don't have any running garb but we can negotiate. Even guess one of them. I doubt there will be any takers.
The time limit is until someone guesses or this post moves off of the first page of posts, which ever comes first. I could probably just send all my readers/followers something! That would be like 3 prizes!?!
Having problems with pace, I remember I took a picture of a device you put into your Nike shoe and the other piece you plug into your iPod and it tracks your running. I'd like to learn about this more as this could be very useful for me. I am also experimenting with a accelerometer in the iPod that can tell me when I am taking steps. It won't tell me the stride length, but I can find this out with knowing the distance run and then dividing by the number of accelerometer blips.