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Not a bad way to start the morning.

Today was the annual Hurricane 5K at Belle Chasse Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB). A friend of mine is in the Navy and got us a stack of notifications for upcoming races, so we figured we'd do this one.



Third place overall (20:36), first place men's 30-39.

Not a bad way to celebrate 30 hours of sleep this week and 3 1/2 years cigarette free as of today.

That being said, now I'm gunning for sub-20:00, and it's definitely within reach. We've got another 5K coming up in three weeks, and I aim to finish that in under twenty minutes or bust a lung trying.

An interesting dichotomy was several of the other people who showed up were obviously fit, but dropped off pace considerably at the halfway mark. It's a trail near a wooded area in New Orleans in late August- there is NO part of that that begins to resemble the climate of a gym. Sometimes, you gotta get out and just run without the simulator treadmill.

Date: 2011-08-28 05:51 am (UTC)
ivy: (guesting)
From: [personal profile] ivy
Congratulations! That's awesome!

(Now I wonder if I could get under 20:00. I'm doing Warrior Dash in two weeks, and it's not gonna happen there, between the crowds and the obstacles. But maybe in theory.)

And yeah, that's usually what happens to me. I'm way faster in the gym than I am out of it.

Date: 2011-08-31 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/project_mayhem_/
Thanks!

Yeah, when I did Warrior Dash, I got hung up behind a bunch of people who were all having trouble walking the balance beam. My initial reaction was "What- you people have never walked on top of a wall drunk before??"

The other thing in Warrior Dash is the mud, and what time slot you go in. If you go in the earlier slots, you're good. If you go in a later slot, it's gonna be sloppy and a lot more work because of the course getting chewed up from the other runners.

Here, as you know, you've gotta get used to running in the humidity, hence the reason I prefer to do all my cardio training outside.

Date: 2011-08-31 03:11 pm (UTC)
ivy: (grey hand-drawn crow)
From: [personal profile] ivy
Yeah, 4 PM on the second day. We're going to be mud-wrestling impersonation Raven and Toby, really. There may or may not be photos.

Date: 2011-08-28 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etcet.livejournal.com
Dude, that's impressively fucking brisk. Nice job!

Date: 2011-08-31 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/project_mayhem_/
Thanks! Yeah, I'm definitely gunning for under 20 minutes now. Give me a few weeks of a normal sleep schedule and more time for cardio training, and I think it's definitely possible.

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