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2007 Races/Events

2007 Resolutions

Current PRs

Current Power Songs

Monday, March 27, 2006

The *perfect* martini

Kathleen created the perfect martini for me - recipe is below for your liver-killing pleasure...

2 shots Broker's gin
1/3 shot dry vermouth
1/3 shot absinthe
Shake, serve garnished with two garlic-stuffed olives. A little sip of heaven, and it more than made up for the exploding plaintain massacre of 2006. (for the record, the bastards at Hormel LIE BY OMISSION. Not puncturing the skin of the plaintain before baking is a bad idea, for the record.) Yes, I know, should have been obvious, but I figured the fine folks at Hormel might know what the hell they were talking about, since they were telling me how to bake plantains...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Nice day long run

High 20s, low 30s, sunny, about 8mph wind. just a little over 10 miles, easy pace (1:38 approximately for the run, 9:47/mile pace, timing includes stops for traffic lights, etc), first run with new iPod.

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Update re: Mountain Goat

My official finish time was 1:25:23.9, 08:54 pace. I finished 139th out of 194 racers in the 15k. Legs/back are still a bit sore today, but I think I'll still be up for a run tonight (probably aim for about a 4 mile recovery run after work).

Sunday, March 19, 2006

ow. ow. ow. ow. ow.

Ran the Mountain Goat 15k Hill Run yesterday. Unofficial finish time was 1:25:00, which put me at an 8:51.6 pace (will update with official finish time as soon as it's released). The race was fantastic - am barely able to move today, but had a great time at the race. Finished the race covered in salt - should have increased my electrolyte consumption during the race (used Hammer HEED for hydration, probably should have added some Endurolytes as well).

At this point, I don't have any races until the half-marathon in May, so I'm taking the next month and a half or so to do base training.

Friday, March 17, 2006

oh, why not?

iTunes Oracle:
How does the world see you?
R.E.M. - Monster

Will I have a happy life?
David Allan Coe - The Ride

What do my friends really think of me?
Missing Persons - Destinstion Unknown

Do people secretly lust after me?
Crowbar - High Rate Extinction

How can I make myself happy?
Princess Superstar - Smooth

What should I do with my life?
Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

Will I ever have children?
Fireball Ministry - Cough/Cool

What is some good advice for me?
Thursday - Cross Out The Eyes

How will I be remembered?
Dizee Rascal - Everywhere

What is my signature dancing song?
RJD2 - Exotic Talk

What do I think my current theme song is?
Dane Cook - Let's Do This, I'm A Cashew

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?

Mike Ness - Let the Jukebox Keep On Playing

What song will play at my funeral?
DMX - Crime Story

What type of men/women do you like?
Men: Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind
Women: Ural 13 Diktators - Musica

What is my day going to be like?
Black 47 - Too Late To Turn Back

Commentary to follow...
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

First outdoor ride of 2006/with new bike

Just got back from the first ride of the new season - did my standard ~25 mile ride to/from Tolono. Averaged 16.91mph (including traffic stops, etc), with a fairly strong headwind on the way there. Legs feel really strong after getting back, and the new bike is fantastic!

Monday, March 06, 2006

10k Update

Just got the corrected race finish results. I had received the incorrect timing chip (a timing chip for a similar bib # to mine). The results have been updated, and I finished the 10k in 50:15! That places me 383rd out of 1663 participants (which does include a number of walkers). Set a new PR for myself, and my legs feel really good. I think there's something to the strategic vegetarianism thing...

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Just finished a 10k in 51:31! Details to follow...

Update - the 51:31 finish is most likely not accurate. The 10k race was timed with a chip, and I think the results were wrong, as I don't think the chip that I received matched my bib #. I think my final finish was closer to 50:30, am in touch with the race result company via email now, will post more soon...grumblegrumblegrumble
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