Thursday, August 18, 2011

Funny Foto Friday: Calorie Burn

I'm currently training for the Rock and Roll Savannah marathon on the first weekend of November.  Not only am I training, but I'm training HARD.  2 months back, I decided that I was going to make the commitment to put in the time to reach what I feel is my potential.  That is, a marathon somewhere near 3:05 or 3:10.

While listening to the Marathon Talk podcast, I heard a quote that almost exactly sums up my current training plan:  If you do what you've always done, then you'll get what you've always got.

While I've had great luck and ran faster than I ever have thought I could with my previous training plans (sub 19 5k, sub 40 10k, sub 1:30 half), I knew that I had to kick it up to the next level for the Savannah training cycle.  For me, that means running 70 miles a week with two days of speedwork per week for a solid two months before my marathon.  That is NOT the right approach for everyone.  In fact, it is probably not the right approach for many.  I don't subscribe to the gillions of miles approach.  I've never done that before.  EVER.  With a demanding job and an infant at home, it is a commitment for sure.

There is no history of anything, until it happens.

But, I'm often reminded of my other favorite quote above.  What was once an inactive volcano is Mt St Hellens.  What was once an unconquerable 4:00 min mile barrier is broken.  Simply put, I'm not going to run a fast marathon. . . . .until I do.  Until that time, I'm going to run my guts out.

What are you doing to create history?  Are you doing what you've always done?

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My funny foto Friday this week isn't so much funny as it is very interesting.  I loves me some graphs, and this one just goes to show that running is pretty much the best thing ever.  I'm pretty sure that running cures just about everything.  At least, I sure hope so. If this rash gets any worse I'm really going to have to do something.  Happy Friday!



Alright.  FINE.  I'll give you what you came for.  Kim at Life in the Twin lane just ran a sub 2 half marathon - a pr by over 5 minutes!!  While at the Rock and Roll Chicago half expo, she was minding her own business when - BAM - she nearly was poked in the eye.  Now, I'm not saying that mannequins have to be 100% life like representations of reality, but I think this one take it to **ahem** an new "level".  Happy Friday!


23 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Hey, I know that chick. Although she seems rather aloof.

Michelle said...

Rock and Roll Savannah marathon ain't got nothing on you Adam.

And, it must have been very cold at the expo!!!

gene @boutdrz said...

must.not.stare.at.sportsauthority.logo......

The Banter said...

Maybe they put some of those apples, from the calorie poster, in there. Now I understand the meaning of "How do you like them apples?"

fancy nancy said...

Seriously could they turn the air conditioning down at the expo? Good luck training your hiney off!

GeorgiaSnail said...

I'm ordering up extra awesome running weather for R&R Savannah!

Al's CL Reviews said...

I'm running faster to get faster. It has been hell on my legs.

I'm laughing and pointing at that mannequin.

Running Through Phoenix said...

holding my ipad up with one hand........

Fair Weather Runner said...

someone needs to get that mannequin some pasties. just sayin'...

Katie said...

erm, um, ouch. OUCH.

MotherRunner said...

Haha, glad we got this lady the attention she deserves. I'm thinking about putting some balloons with wine corks on them under my sports bra for my next race... seems like a pretty good idea.

You're going to kick ass in Savannah. Period.

Whitney said...

I think she is nursing.

Alisa said...

I will admit, it was a wee bit nippy at the expo. Even the mannequins felt it!

danny said...

The Banter-> Best burn in a movie ever. Loved it.

JenWa098 said...

I'm sorry but that manni has the proportions of Barbie and if I remember it meant Barbie couldn't have internal organs. But when you have external organs like that, I guess who cares?

XLMIC said...

I need to feature her on my next Boobs I Follow ;-) and in the meantime, congrats on joining the ranks of #boobblogging :)

Kate said...

My son just asked me last night if there was a reason that the mannequin had nipples. How very timely of you to feature this one.

I don't know about creating history, but I'm definitely not doing what I've always done. Once I started biking longer distances, and then running, it was like a whole new world opened up to me.

Run Jess Run said...

It must be cold in that expo hall...

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

snort. If I happened to see that at the expo I would have snapped a shot as well. LOL. Darn kid keeping me alert to her shenanigans!

Glenn Jones said...

Must be really cold inside. Or maybe it's just the excitement of you walking past?

Jamie said...

wow. that mannequin. lol

Joanna said...

YES YES YES YES YES. You gotta switch it up if you're not getting there with what you were doing before. Oh, and I'm wildly jealous that you're running RNR Savannah. It's definitely on my list.

shellyinmi said...

OMG! That mannequin needs bandaids.