Since I was having a piss-poor running week, I decided early on to really let 'er rip and see how fast I could do these. I probably did them at 3K speed or just a click faster. In short: I rocked the face off of the track. I cranked out each 400 in an average of 86 seconds - 5:46 pace. Giggity. Giggity.
In addition to loving the cool guy Google satellite pictures that running track work creates, I lurves me some graphs. I used to use RunningAhead to track my miles, but since I was tracking them in an excel file as well as the Garmin software, I thought that the third place was just a bit too much. Of course, as irony would have it, I've since started using the arguably less featured DailyMile. But, I digress... RunningAhead has, by far the best graphing options of any I've used, and track work makes the most fun graphs to look at. Bada-bing, bada-boom. Behold: Today's run.
What do you use to track your miles? Website? Logbook? Carrier pidgin?
I'll admit it,
A few days back, BerryFine tagged me for the Cherry on Top Award. From what I gather, this award is given to bloggers who like pink and cupcakes - sometimes together. What can I say, BerryFine has me pegged.
- #1: Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
- #2: The second thing you have to do is, pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.
- #3: The third and final thing is, thank the person who gave you the award.
- #1: Would I change anything? Honestly? Nope. Things really have worked out pretty well so far. Since this is a running blog, it may sound a bit cliche, but the only thing that I would change would be to go out for track or cross country in high school. I wonder how fast I could be, given a little bit of semi-professional training. Well, also I guess if I had the possibility to go back in time to change something I would either buy one of those Back to the Future style sports scores books or maybe make off with a hover-board.
- #2: Propagating (triple word score!!) these lists is always hard. I was ALWAYS the last person picked in every sport so I hate popularity contests. But, rules are rules. I decided the most democratic way would be to tag the people who gave some of the best advice on registering for babies.
-- Alma @ The Average Woman's Running Blog not only feels my overwhelming pain, but also gave me boatloads of good advice - including a website that I can use while shopping in my underwear. In fact, my wife ordered some things off of the Diapers.com website that she suggested and they came the next day!
-- Zaneta @ Runner's Luck basically offered to knit me a blanket. I would like my blanket shaped like a poncho and sweat wicking so that I can wear it while running in the cold cold Arizona mornings. You know, 60 degrees. Burrrrr.
-- Pam at Thirty Schmirty reminded me that I forgot the beer. Touche Pam, touche.
-- Andrew @ Running Man Wannabe: Andrew reminds me a lot of myself when I first started running. His first EVER 5K is in 6 weeks! He suggested my new baby boy should play with garbage. Also, I am pretty sure that he recommended that I get breast implants.
-- Jeff @ Running through Phoenix: Reminded me that if you get the right pump, it can suck milk from river rock. Of course, I will listen to this because my entire front yard is FILLED with rocks! (Update, not sure where I learned how to count but I only had 5 when I first posted this. Added Jeff to round out the 6!)
-- Finally, I'll tag Jamoosh, but I honestly don't think he does these types of deals. He not only turned a casual email exchange that we had into a Internet sensation, but he was the catalyst for my most favorite post in recent memory. (Scroll down, pee your pants, rinse, repeat)
- #3: Thanks BerryFine for tagging me!! When I read your blog I constantly say
ugg, this adult content warning makes me feel dirty"you always post exactly what I am thinking". I'm not sure if that is a good or a bad thing, but it is definitely something.