Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sweat Your Thorns Off 5k

It was a rainy day in Pizzaville ... actually, it was only muggy.  I thought I'd give the kilt a shot today to see how I run in it, but I chickened out and just put it on for the picture.

One thing about this kilt ... as soon as you put it on you want to start drinking beer!

The official Garmin time: 00:30:42

Avg Pace

As you can see I tried to do reverse negative splits.  It's a new technique I'm pioneering.  I call it slowing down because I'm tiring.  I did manage to speed up on the end however.  Well, no technique is executed perfectly.  The whole run was populated by dodging cars and people at yard and garage sales.


Caroline said...

You will win for best picture!!
I love it!!!!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Love the kilt! And good time too!

Johann said...

Well done Andrew! I love the photo! I did my run this morning in freezing weather.

Unknown said...

Ah! The kilt!!

XLMIC said...

Yay! The kilt!!!! I wanted video footage of you running in that thing... and maybe even running whilst swilling the beer :P

You might have sped up on account of the thoughts of having that beer :)

Chris K said...

Dude, you are The Beast in that kilt. Best pic ever. Nice backyard too by the way. I also enjoyed a fine adult beverage after my "race".

Laura said...

Love it!!

Doug said...

The kilt is awesome! Looks like you are having fun with it.

Anne said...

Love the kilt!! YOu did great :)

Allie said...

Nice skirt!...I mean, kilt. LOL
Awesome job on the 5K!

Karen R said...

A kilt?? LOL! I had to comment on that one!

Nice job with the running. You continue to improve and that is very encouraging! :)

Evolving Through Running said...

Big fan of the kilt. Even bigger fan of the Guinness. Well played sir .... well played.

trailturtle said...

Now, that is a great "Star Runner" pic. I love your bib number--you're "Number One!" ...and the "reverse negative split" explanation/technique made me laugh--thanks! That technique is "old" for me :))).

Jill said...

Hum...there's that alcohol again!! Love the kilt though, damn fine legs!! Must be all those burpees you love so much!

The Boring Runner said...

How is it possible to be horrified and curious at the same time? Boxers? Briefs? Commando?

Anonymous said...

Reverse negative splits are much easier in a kilt!

Kate Geisen said...

"I call it slowing down bc I'm tiring". Lol. I'm stealing your new term which is the story of my running life. Love the kilt...if you do run commando in your Kilt Run, I hope you're liberal with the body glide. That could be some really unfortunate chafing.

Also, look how close you were to 30 min with all the dodging and weaving. Not bad at all considering how long sub-30 was a goal.

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