Monday, July 19, 2010

Hi-yo, Silver, away! The Lone Runner

Ran a pretty slow first half - then I started hacking and coughing. I'm certain it's from too little hydration. Really, really need to work on getting lots of water into me the night before. I eat a lot of BBQ on the weekends ... lunch, dinner, breakfast (need to flip the cereal fast because it runs through the grill!) ... and I was thinking of a quote by Albert Einstein "Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." BBQ is also accompanied by beer - which dehydrates. I foresee a comment from "The Captain" on the Einstein Quote.

Ran 3.2k in 25 minutes without my cute pace runner. Probably could have run it in 1/2 a minute shorter if she was there running faster at the start. I'm optimistic since I am still making progress over these longer runs.

I update my progress graph every time I run. I do see some progress even though it is a little erratic. But of course I want to run fast and every time I run slower I have to look back on the progress that I made and be happy with that. But it's all a matter of desire!


Johann said...

My progress graphs usually look like stairs. It goes up, not one straight line but they go up. I think they should look like that. Eventually they get to the top.

Chris K said...

Um Andrew, you should always have lots of water in you, not just the night before arun. Raise you right hand, "I, Andrew, will drink at least 60 ounces of water per day". Oh crap, you probably dont' know what ounces are, well convert them to mili-whatever you guys use.

Andrew Opala said...

I'm keeping track of the water - 60 ounces is 7 1/2 cups. (in metric that's 1.875 Litres) I drink about 2 liters everyday - 8 regular size coffee cups of water. But then I also drink stuff that I think dehydrates me like tea and coffee. And I don't match that with equal amounts of water ... so maybe that's my problem.