Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thinking man

Let me share a few thoughts I have been having lately ......

Why do I expect that I can run at the same pace now, as I did last year when all was going well?
Is running at 10 o'clock on a Sunday night weird?
Am I the only one who noticed that panty liners look like inner soles and might be the answer to keeping my feet dry on long runs?
Is it obsessive to be getting up before 5 am several times each week to run?

Want to know a secret ....



... this stuff is very good.

Training around 80k (50 miles) per week, 3 long x 3 hours runs to go before Canberra. I decided to pace the 3:30 group and perhaps make the Gold Coast marathon the one to go for.

16 Comments:

OpenID IHateToast said...

Did I miss something? Lay off of my phenomenon hygiene, buster. them's spinsive.

10:01 pm  
Blogger iliketoast said...

see the pack "makes you feel fresh" well my runners have never ever been anything like "fresh" before ... worth a try

10:03 pm  
Blogger E-Speed said...

good luck on the pace job! I think maybe you need to make a new design rather than trying the "home remedy" for those feet!

12:02 am  
Blogger Robert Song said...

Some answers.

Because you are an eternal optimist and your mind is obviously confused from staying up late running and getting up early to run and taking supplements with way to much caffiene.

No.

Yes. Backs up my case about a confused mental state.

No.

10:48 am  
Blogger speedygeoff said...

O.M.G. The 3:30 group! Don't you dare pass me, d'you hear?

12:15 pm  
Blogger robtherunner said...

Sounds like a good plan. I'm not sure I could ever pace at a marathon. I'm too erratic most of the time.

12:28 pm  
Blogger Rob said...

No doubt about it Toasty, you are a deep thinker.

My sentiments exactly Geoff.

6:51 pm  
Blogger Ewen said...

Wow, so it works even if you're not elite!

Thanks for the phenomenon tip - I'll use them to keep my feet dry when crossing Cox's at 6' next Saturday.

Being the 3:31 pacer would have been easier for the mathematically challenged - that's 5:00 per km. It should be a doddle - 20 minutes slower than what you'll run at GC.

3:09 pm  
Blogger Tesso said...

I won't even ask what you would do with tampons.

9:01 pm  
Blogger iliketoast said...

ear plugs?

9:13 pm  
Blogger speedygeoff said...

Am I allowed to check peoples ears as they pass me in the marathon/50k, or will this cause excess mirth?

9:25 pm  
Blogger Dan said...

Hey there... I'm running the Canberra marathon and see you're doing the 3:30 pace group. What's the deal with getting into one of these groups? Not sure where to start? Cheers Dan

3:52 pm  
Blogger Dan said...

Cheers for the advice. I've seen that McMillians calculator before, and to be honest I'm probably about smack bang in the middle of the 3:30's and 3:45's. Will probably take your advice, hang with you, and see how we go. I've got 3 more 20_ milers planned before the marathon itself, so I'll have a much clearer idea of where I'm at. Thanks for the advice though, greatly appreciated.

11:06 pm  
Blogger Coach Tammy said...

Good question. Yes. Yes. Yes.

There... now you can stop thinking. It'll give you more time to run. Bahaha!

12:41 pm  
Blogger Ginger Breadman said...

Smartwool is the answer to keeping your feet dry - stay outta Katy's stuff. There's nothing wrong with running anytime it feels necessary.

5:26 pm  
Blogger *jeanne* said...

Pantyliners shred.

2:02 am  

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