- I have been very busy participating in my next start-up.
- The term sheet is setup and most of the business plan is written.
- I have feelers out for Developers, Quality Assurance and User Interface Designers.
- We have one omnibus patent drafted and I'm starting a grant proposal to the Federal Government for Industrial Research Assistance.
- I'm so busy, I have apparently forgot to pay for parking down town, and I have received two parking tickets in the last two days totaling $70. I actually paid at the meter both times, but the first ticket was for not having my bumper entirely clear of the post that marked the end of the parking zone. My plate and a bolt were past the post in the no parking zone - and rules are rules. The other ticket was handed out at 3:44 pm, for a payment slip paid up until 3:40 pm. Unfortunately I was at my car at 3:41 to listen to the traffic report on the radio and the ticket was already on the windshield. No one said that the meter guy's time is synchronized with the meter's time!
Ok, what was my point?
Oh ya, I love you all and I haven't visited your blogs ...
... and I spoke with Jill, a.k.a. the Colorado Running Computer (who just posted twice in one week! maybe a third time coming.) and she said (paraphrase) to me regarding strategy:
Listen you dumbass maple-syrup slurping wannabe - you can't project your fast 5k sprints into predicting speeds for distances like 8 miles. The 10k is better predictor. You have to keep the pace of 10:45 for the entire race. If you do not keep this pace and start to run faster before mile 7, your testicles will collapse to your knees, your colon with subject out from your anus, your left lung will collapse as your right ventricle begins to fade into oxygen-deficiency and you will bonk just feet short of the finish line and cause a scene as women from the over-60 club will be chicking you until the ambulance arrives (cheer up, if they are merciful they will drag your shoe with chip attached across the finish line).
Plan to finish in 1:26:30.
So that's my strategy. I run 10:45 for 7 miles and then I run faster than 10:45 for 1 mile (if I can of course). This seems rather easy. I won't be packing water, but I will have a few shot bloks with me. I'll be wearing less clothing than some of the most recent training runs, as it will be warmer and I expect to be very hot during the race.
Here's the list of registered runners, of which 174 will be running the 8 Mile distance. And here's the results from last year. As you can see I'll be pretty nearly the last guy to finish this distance at this speed. So why am I running again?
Oh ya, I love it because it is me against me, and it is difficult, and I am showing some progress and learning each day that I run.
Now if I could only get a speeding ticket!!!!