Today's tempo times with a 6:33 pace (10:30 per mile):
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What's interesting is the more I pull out the run in the first 500 m, the slower I seem to recover in the second 500 m. I bet the first 200 m of the run is fast ... my body is going "WTF? Are we running again?" and it's trying to keep up, but then quickly I drop down in speed, start my breathing, launch a couple of snot rockets, [projectile vomit] throat clearing horks and I'm ok.
Here is a before picture from late May 2010. I'm actually soaking my feet in Stanley Harbor in Hong Kong, that behind me is a piece that turns into the South China Sea and then the Pacific Ocean. This picture is interesting because what you don't see on the left is that a bunch of environmentalist started running towards me once I started struggling out of the water. They were all pointing at me and yelling in Chinese "a whale has beached itself we must push it back into the water!" ... That's about the time I started to loose weight and not eat all those executive meals my EMBA program was feeding me. If this kinda travel pictures are interesting to you check out some more on my Facebook page search for Andrew Opala - I think they are shared without having to friend me, but please do if you are so inclined.
Here's another (still before) at the Great Wall standing beside my buddy and classmate Scott. I think the belly is quite pronounced - and it's not the horizontal stripes baby. It's the real thing! ... some real after pictures will follow shortly tomorrow. I'll see if I can snap a good one when I'm golfing with friends (Scott being one in fact). But it's really not after ... it's DURING - I expect to go a lot further.
Thanks for the requests, I would have wanted to show the before once I had the washboard stomach, but what can you do? My goal is to become a [RILF - Runner I'd Like to ... Feed] healthy individual with a long life that does not become a burden on my family once I get older. If you want to check out a washboard stomach go to Chris's site: BQ or Die and see him out at his aqua-training. Just rub your shirts clean on those abs!
Welcome to my new friends: Wannabe Runner, Candace, Jill, Heather, Christine, and Elizabeth.
I'm officially in the Core Club, even though Groucho said "I'd never join a club that would have me as a member".