Thursday, December 30, 2010

Reader Questions

I've had a number of GREAT comments over the past few posts (thanks!) and I wanted to address a few of them.  Jamoosh does it, why can't I?  (Although, I smile in my pictures - except for this one)

On my ever so poetic post announcing that I was going to run a mile time trial, Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...
I say you do the mile in five flat.

I've honestly thought about it.  But, that would require way to much speedwork and way too little marathons. Besides, just like I've had to give up freebasing pixi-stix (you know, because I'm just not as young as I used to be), my body would really take a beating going after a goal that aggressive.
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On my post about running morning vs night, Chris K said...
Don't eat before you run? Really? I hate running on an empty stomach. I eat some oatmeal with peanut butter which completely staves off hunger. 

Nope, I normally drink a half glass of water and am out the door. (Depending on the night before, maybe a full glass to stave off any brown bag headache)  I've only recently got in the habit of drinking some coffee and checking some blogs if my run is longer than 10 miles.  The McDonalds toilet along my running route thanks me.
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On my post about my mile run, GeorgiaSnail said:
FWIW, Mandy Moore is married to alt-rocker Ryan Adams...I don't think there is a need for the chastity belt now....

That may be true Thomas, but I'd like to think someone as pure as Mandy Moore still waves her V-Card even post nuptials.  Right?  RIGHT??  Is nothing sacred!? (For the record, Thomas, is WAYYYY cooler than me because I have no clue what FWIW means.  Crazy kids....)
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Also on my post about the mile run, Jeri said...
I really enjoy the airplane arms after the race. Do they help with recovery? :p We always had our first track meet of the year on a dirt track, and our times were CONSIDERABLY slower. I'd say my mile time was almost a solid 10 slower than the next meet would be (and I doubt I was improving that much in ~one week's time.)

I actually read on the Internet that you can speed recovery by getting your arms in alignment with your heart.  It has to beat just a little less because it doesn't have to fight gravity.  Also, having them up opens up your chest for more air.  And, because I read it on the Internet, it HAS to be true.  Also, I read on the Internet that Oprah is actually retiring her show after 25 years because she is a terminator and her battery is running out of juice.  It is on the Internet so it has to be true.

Also - very cool about the time pick-up on a rubberized track.  Gives me hope!
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Finally, about a million people commented about how my wife was a SAINT for going with me and taping me.  As a few examples:
Laurie said...
You have the nicest wife ever. And the cutest mummy baby of all time.
giraffy said...
I would have LAUGHED out loud if my husband thought I'd go out in 45* to record him running a mile.

Sooooo, my wife DOES read the comments...and she thanks you all.  I'd agree with you all most of the time.  The times that she is nagging me to take out the trash or pick up my socks.....not so much.
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16 comments:

Tricia said...

Ooooohhhh....taking "readers" questions now,aren't you a big shot! ;)

Now go take out the trash.

Chris K said...

But Adam, you didn't answer the most pressing question of all......why are you so obsessed about pooping?

Chad said...

Now that I know she reading the comments...
Hi, Adam's wife!! Happy New Year!

Detroit Runner said...

I'm with you Adam, half glass of water and out the door but I'm starting at 5-5:30am so I eat when I get back home.

Adrienne said...

Now that I know she reads the comments this one is for her.

Remember whatever habits you start now he is going to expect you to do 10 years from now so try setting the bar lower. :)

Cynthia O'H said...

Happy New Year, Adam, to you and your family. May 2011 bring wonderful things to all of you.

Running Through Phoenix said...

Happy new year to all the Adam's Family!

java ukigoshi said...

happy new years

java said...

happy new years

j7 said...

happy new years

java ukigoshi said...

happy new years

Jamoosh said...

Mandy Moore secretly wants to bear my children. Get over it.

Pam said...

FWIW = for what it's worth

Pretend this is real said...

Yeah... giving up those pixi-stix is hard. Happy New Year!

Dash said...

Thanks Adam, I read this post on Thursday and the part about where you put your arms when running must've stuck in my mind. I typically always run with my arms dangling to try to keep myself from going out to fast, but on NYE I ran a 5k and your comment about the arms made me tuck mine up by my chest. PR by 19 seconds! :) I'm sure it wasn't just the arms, but it did seem to help my breathing for the first half! It was a great way to end the year, thanks for the advice.

RunnuRMark said...

Oprah is a terminator. Did you know she terminated the Discover Health Channel? Yeah...it's now OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). I think she is going to OWN just about everything before she dies.