Sunday, November 30, 2008

Phase One: week 5 of 5

Today is like a lot of days will be in the next 20 weeks. If I had any sense I'd just put on my robe, put on some tea, and listen to some Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane with Kendra. Instead I tried to find some clothes that would protect me from temps in the high 30's and rain. At least it wasn't windy.

The best protection against nasty weather that I've found is a feeling of superiority and a contempt for the weakness of others. In college, when we'd be running along the Chicago lakefront in January with temps below zero and hurricane force winds we'd pump our fists at the high-rise condos in fury - yelling "where are all you F@#%'s who clogged the running paths in July now?!! F$%#&*@ P*$$!*$!!" Not that anyone could hear us - but, it somehow made us feel a little less miserable.

Last week
Monday: 9 miles
Tuesday: 7 miles 8X150m strides
Wednesday: 9.5 miles
Thursday: 6 miles
Friday: 8 miles
Saturday: 17 miles
Sunday: 7.5 miles
Total: 64 miles

This week
Monday: 9 miles
Tuesday: 7 miles 8X150m strides
Wednesday: 11 miles
Thursday: 0 miles
Friday: 8 miles
Saturday: 6 miles
Sunday: 15 miles
Total: 56 miles

1 comment:

THE KRIS said...

tom and i were out at patapsco for 11 this morning, so i feel your pain. it was pretty crappy, but i tell myself that i'm putting in the work that others don't.