Saturday, July 19, 2008

Isn't It Ironic

Large banner on church lawn at top of Broadway St. hill in Ann Arbor, which also happened to be the seven-mile turnaround point for those of us doing a 14-mile run this morning:

"TORTURE IS WRONG."

14 miles (new distance record!)
2:14:18
9:35/mile
Humidity: approximately 85%
Sweatiness: outrageous
Fatigue level upon returning home: high
Sense of accomplishment: good
Sense of dread in the vein of "I have to run 12 more miles for the marathon? There's no way!": very high
Post-run rehydration: Erie Brewing Company Misery Bay IPA

7 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Congrats on your new distance record! I love the juxtaposition of the banner and the race. I've been in a few races where you find yourself thinking, "Wait a minute. I PAID for this hell? What was I thinking???"

I think what we're really paying for is the bragging rights afterwards. :-)

Tina said...

You were there yesterday??? How do I keep missing you? Oh yeah, I always get there moments before the run starts. (Except for yesterday, since Coach was pontificating FOREVER before letting us start!) And I run in a slower group. I did my first 10-miler yesterday since tweaking my knee during a run of the same distance a couple of months ago; I have a very similar sense of dread.

deborah said...

Congrats. You'll be just fine at your marathon. Besides, I have to assume it's a Fall event. Just the weather difference alone will be a huge factor! Happy training!

USJogger said...

"I have to run 12 more miles for the marathon? There's no way!"

Oh, man, do I hear that! But you know, somehow it happens. It's a mystery.

Viper said...

Way to go! Congrats on the new high. Those other 12 miles? You'll get there. But what I really want to know is how is that IPA?

Sarah said...

But what I really want to know is how is that IPA?
It is extremely tasty. I rarely find fault with any IPA, of course.

Nitmos said...

Usually one blacks out sometime after 18 miles anyhow. I wouldn't worry about it. You'll wake up again at the finish.