Today's run was sponsored by Insanity Wolf. Or as you folks here refer to her, Biddi. So while she totally pushed me and kicked my ass during Sunday's race, I never really thought I could manage that pace by myself. Turns out I can. I just have to dive deep into my mind and open the cage to let the Insanity Wolf inside me loose.
It's because of that bat-shit crazy wolf that I pushed myself faster than expected. And totally smoked it. Well, as fast as my fat ass could push itself. To put it another way, I did my best to constantly keep my self revving at about 80% to 90% of my effort. And holy shit did it hurt. And suck. But I managed to survive.
Along the way, I saw lots of cars and got a few waves. I guess my neighbors are getting used to a crazy dude running down the road with his shirt off. Anyway, as I neared my turn-around point, I saw a couple of young teenage boys hanging out in the back of the local quickie mart. One on a skateboard and one on a bike. So as typical teenage boys do, they headed down the road with their pack of cigarettes; the skateboarder hanging off the back of the biker. Well, I paid them no mind and just ran my route. As I passed them, I overheard them comment about my musical choice; Eminem. That's right, old men listen to Eminem.
Temps were about 75F, humidity was moderate to low, sun was out, and there was no breeze.
Fluids and Fuel:
Took a Hammer Gel before the run and took two bottles, one water and one Hammer Fizz, on the run. Finished all the water and most of the Fizz. Recovery was an iced coffee, chips, and dip.
Aches and Pains:
Felt a little wheezy but nothing too terrible.
No special gear but I did take my phone for music and photos.
Codename - Old Men and Eminem
That's right, this old man listens to rap. So get over it young punks and smoke your cigarettes while I get my high from running.
Outbound - 20:16
Inbound - 20:23
Finish - 40:40 (a new PR for this route by 24 seconds)