So, without further grandstanding, out of the 125 entries, the winners are:
BerryFine @ Fat to Fab
Karen @ 21st Time
Zaneta @ Runners Luck
Shoot me an email at TheBoringRunner (at) gmail.com by Friday 9/17 and let me know where to ship your chocolaty loot!
Andrew at Running Man Wannabe tagged me to answer 8 questions about my running (and I believe my bedroom "business"). Andrew is prepping for his FIRST ever 5K in TWO weeks!!! I've tried my best to answer truthfully and honestly. Here goes!!
Is it sad that it took me just a bit to realize that when you said 9 months you meant 2010 thus far?
2. What was your body weight (with clothing, water, stuff) at this 5k time? (Guess is acceptable - but should be accurate!)
- I do not carry any water – so no extra weight there
- I also don’t eat breakfast before a 5K race – so no extra weight there
However, I don’t crap before races either – probs 10 pounds gained there **Insert foghorn sound while pumping fist**Craped for the first time before yesterday's race - that is probably how I got my PR.
3. Did you run a negative split during this 5k?
Nope. I very rarely negative split when I run (I can only think of once during a race). Just like the herps – some people got it and some people don’t. Know who you are as a runner and plan your race strategy around that. I know that I am not a negative split runner so I don't plan to be. *shrugs shoulders*
4. Did you fartlek at anytime during the run?
I try to fartlek 2-3 times a day. When I am traveling and am away from my wife I always seem to do it more. I mean, I’m in the hotel room alone, the pay per view girlie movies are a few button clicks away, the movie titles don’t show up on the bill….wait, what does fartlek mean again? (I only run specific intervals on Thursday during normal training. I’ll fartlek 2 times during a mile warm up before a 5K)
5. What is your age or age group?
I’m 29. 310 days until I turn 30 and will no longer be able to get by on my boyish charm. Not that I am counting.
6. What is your sex?
Didn’t we already talk about fartleks? They count right?
7. Have you ever run to a metronome?
I did, but between the weight of the metronome and the piano that it was attached to, it seemed to slow me down a bit. (Never. Sometimes you just have to unplug and go by feel.)
8. What is your stride length running at a 5k pace?
What do I look like?! Some sort of math guy? (Could have received a math minor with an addl 9 credits. LAME) I would like you to know that I ran with a tape measure like some sort of sadistic multitasking construction worker to do this. 3' 7.5" (or, 110.5 cm). I think that it is also valuable information that I was running at a 6:10 pace and I am either 5’9” or 5’8.5” depending on who I am trying to impress.
You know what they say about guys with large strides……