Monday, July 12, 2010

The day after the night before

3.32k in 25:29 ... really had to sprint to even make this time ... didn't recover enough from our merriment at my nephew's birthday party ... my mouth has a case of the zaklies. [That's the kind of mouth you get when you eat and drink too much the night before and your mouth tastes zakly like your ass.]

Too bad Netherlands lost ... they were an underdog team I would have liked to have won. Robbin had two great breakaway's and no shots. And Van Persie didn't get a pass all night. Here's me and Van Bommel singing the national anthem together. I had no one to hold on one side so I was holding a beer (Grolsch).


Anonymous said...

Yes, too bad Netherlands lost!! Sounds like you're still doing well with the training, though. Did you feel like superman running in the rain? (from your last post). I love a good rain shower on a hot day!

Keep having fun!


wendy said...

Hmmm... never heard of the "Zaklies". lol!

Andrew Opala said...

Captain: Training is great! I'll tryout for the Oranje once I post a good time! Superman? Not yet. When you run beside Wonder Woman you feel like the Thing from the Fantastic Four. But she's very positive ... Just have to keep the faith and stay with the program I'll be running at the tail of my age group for my first race - then I can get a good Clark Kent set of classes and a nice blue suit. :)

Wendy: We work out too much. We waste time. A friend of mine runs marathons. He always talks about this "Runner's high". But he has to go twenty-six miles for it. That's why I smoke and drink. I get the same feeling from a flight of stairs.

A runner asks his wife: "What do you love most about me? My tremendous athletic ability or my superior intellect?"
"What I love most about you," responded the man's wife, "is your enormous sense of humor."

You know it is time to resume running when You step on a talking scale and it says, "Come back when you are alone"

Chris K said...

I lived in Belgium for a year and visited The Netherlands often. I was rooting for them big time. Aren't you a new runner? 7:40 pace for 3 3.32 is pretty darn impressive if you ask me.

Andrew Opala said...

I am a new runner, and I appreciate the praise, but it's kilometers not miles. So 5k would take me about 39 minutes to run. That's great, but the slowest in my age group in the race I have chose ran 31 minutes ... so I need to step up my training if I want to join this group of runners.

(Your 8:10 / mi in the Camp Pendleton is equivalent to a 5:06 / km ... so you are kicking ass buddy!)

The Boring Runner said...

RE: Your comment to Wendy....I've honestly only had the runners high once or maybe twice - tops.

I can't think of a better thing to be in your left hand.

Chris K said...

Andrew, yeah, I realized my mistake when I read your recent post. Buy why would any country want to use the metric system? Seems way too simple and reational to me.

Andrew Opala said...

No problem Chris - I'm used to seeing mi on everyones blog - it was a natural conclusion that I would be in miles.

I am one of the few left that was taught heavily how to convert between all of them. In machining and furniture making we always used Imperial, in flying we used nautical miles vs. statute miles. In science - only metric unless we were presenting to US science associations and then we needed to have converted numbers along side every metric number. When I was in ROTP-air force basic training there was a saying: measure by eye, mark it with a grease pencil, cut it with an axe, fit it with a hammer, sir! The distance is always the same ... just the measuring is different.