Friday, September 19, 2008

Numbers (I Love Them)

1: Month from today is the Detroit Marathon, also available in...
30: Days until the marathon or...
4 weeks and 2 days. No matter how it's measured it means it's quickly approaching.

984.5: Miles I have run this year (starting on January 2) which means that in...
15.5 miles I will reach...
1,000 miles for the year! This will occur close to the end of my 16-mile run tomorrow. How convenient! There will be a photo op to mark the occasion. I'm trying to figure out how to indicate "1000" with my hands. This may require multiple pictures.

515: Miles put on my Brooks Adrenalines which has me in a quandary: do I buy another pair and break them in to use in the marathon, or do I just stick with the current pair? I can tell they've been well-used and it would perhaps be a wise move to get another pair. A month is an adequate time to break in a new pair of shoes.

In other news, in an act of supreme sacrifice (self-deprivation?) I have decided not to attend the Corner Brewery's Oktoberfest tonight in order to be in top form for my 16-mile run tomorrow. After last week's semi-debacle (unholy confluence of beer and bad weather) which resulted in my not running at all for three days, I cannot afford to miss another long run so close to the marathon. Y'all don't even know how much this is paining me. I'm giving up BEER, people! My second-favorite beverage (after water, which I need to live, though sometimes I wonder...)!

The things we do for our passion, eh? Hope everyone has a good weekend.

9 comments:

RazZDoodle said...

I'd start breaking in shoes before the big race. My $.02. Nice work on alllll the milestones. I'm envious!

errindel said...

Yay for 1000! I'll hit 1000 next week as well (finally!) It's a landmark distance that feels great to hit!

I would buy a new pair of shoes for the race. 515 iles is nearing the expiration date for those shoes. Run the race on a fresher pair of shoes so you can run another one next year!

Big said...

Get new shoes, your feet will thank you. And congrats on 1000 miles, that’s a lotta running. 'M' is the Roman numeral equivalent for 1000, you could flash that, albeit a bit obscure.

And happy National Talk Like A Pirate Day to you matey!

Sarah said...

'M' is the Roman numeral equivalent for 1000, you could flash that, albeit a bit obscure.

Oh my god...that's perfect! Thank you.

Julie said...

Amazing work on the 1000mi mark!

I wanted to email and let you know that it's been really fun reading your blog as I just moved to Dexter. It's great to read about another local runner! I haven't made it to any of the local group runs, but I'm going to try to make time for it one of these days.

Viper said...

The Viper does not approve of this skipped beer.

Get new shoes. Rotate them in for the next month to get you legs used to them.

Congrats on breaking 1,000 miles. I hope I can do that this year. I just cracked 700.

tfh said...

1,000! That's a lot of running...

It was pretty inconsiderate of them to schedule Oktoberfest during your serious marathon preparation. What were they thinking?

Nitmos said...

I'm buying new shoes this weekend to start breaking in for Detroit. I don't think I'm at 1000 miles yet though for the year.

chia said...

I'm hoping the "buy new, break in" idea works... because my timing was exactly the same as yours for new shoes ;-).

Plus, I'm not sure if you're on the new or the old version of the adrenalines... but I think the new ones fit differently and it won't be long until the old version is all clearanced out ;-).

Or we could just go down and do Akron just for fun and get a free pair ;-).