Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Roger Maris Revisited

As the Dude once said, "New shit has come to light!"1

No, I didn't kidnap myself.

It has come to my attention that my personal record from Sunday's 5K may be tainted. Remember how I was perplexed over the large discrepancy between my Garmy time and my chip time? Well, it appears that the gap may be due to faulty timing equipment, and the fault is not in my favor.

As a good friend is fond of saying, le sigh.

My commitment to my sport is such that I cannot perpetuate a lie. I have integrity, people! Thus, I have to officially flag my 22:30 as a highly suspect and most likely inaccurate time (sob). I shall append it with an asterisk, and continue to call 22:44 my 5K PR.

Le sigh.

1: The Dude also said, "Careful, man! There's a beverage here!" In his case, it was the ubiquitous White Russian; in my case, it's a Founder's Breakfast Stout.

(Thanks to Emma for confirming my gut instinct, that it was indeed
not "fuck, man, there's a beverage here," but "careful, man, there's a beverage here.")


Anonymous said...

While fuck was one of the Dude's most beloved words, he didn't say it in the beverage quote. I'm pretty sure it was' "Careful, man, there's a beverage here.". Al and I say this constantly to one another.

Sorry about the time problem. It sucks. But it's quite upstanding of you to use the most accurate time.

Maggs said...

That's still a good time

Carolina John said...

LOVE the big lebowski. i always use "the dude abides" and still drink too many white russians. and i usually call the caucasians.

you're old lousy pr still makes me look slow.

Nitmos said...

I also make the "beverage" remark every time someone walks by while I'm holding a drink.

Well, congratulations on the near PR anyhow.

Spike said...

honesty will only make your eventual new pr that much better. and everybody love the dude!

raulgonemobile said...

At least you didn't take a van ride to the finish or anything suspect like that..

So, do you think Roger Maris should have had the asterisk or no..? :)

Anonymous said...

Ah, man, that stinks. Time corrections are definitely better when they go the other way.

Kudos on the integrity, though. Desperately few athletes appear to still have it.

Zoomy said...

Ugh. I ran a "6 mile" New Year's Day race a couple of years ago that was mis-measured and was actually only 5.45 miles (an out-and-back had us turn around too early). I knew something was up when I hit the 5 mile marker (which confused the heck out of me...I thought they placed it wrong, since it was at 4.5 miles), looked at my Garmin and was WAY faster than I had ever run before...and on snow and ice with brutal winds.

The Dude abides. You'll get that PR back one of these days, girl.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Well, at least you weren't juicing, which woulda earned you a Barry Bonds asterisk like this.

B. Kramer said...

that's a bummer, man.

jen said...

Still an awesome time AND a PR. My congratulations stand.