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Monday, September 18, 2006

oh no you di'unt ...

sparkly white running shoes, shorty-shorts at just the right nair-flair length, and a sir sexalot tube top to accentuate the pec's.

christ ... i just flashed back a decade, or two, in the span of a lunch break. all i needed was a headband and a big yellow walkman.

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now, i'm not going to be hitting sub-5 minute miles any time soon ... but, i can offer up the anecdotal and say that running drills work pretty damn well, folks. For the past few weeks, Sabine and I have made our way out to the fields of silly to practice form and stretch ligatendons.

We've knee-highed and zig-heiled are way to getting laughed at by the local Scout troop during maneuvers and the hippie dog walker scoopin' poo. We've done strides, kicks, situps and push downs ~ all in the name of trying to fool our bodies into thinking it won't hurt when we actually (gasp!) run.

And, after a 40 minute run today I can tell you ... the shit is still painful.

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BUT ~ i haven't run seriously since ... christo ... since 1998. Today was the first actual run, for running's sake, I've done in a long, long, long time. And well ... it felt good. The drills we've done have prepped my legs and, though I'm still tender in the gams like a good turkey-day piece of meat should be, i'm not hobbling. I think I survived it and ~ i'm looking forward to another, sir.


So, even for those not interested in racing much cross this year - I'd really recommend finding yourself one of those old-school running books and take a look at their drill regimen. It's just another of the many paths to working out the imbalances created after a long season of bike racing.

or, it's just a good way to get people to laugh at your ass.

blah, blah, blah.
hernando out

14 comments:

PAB said...

i don't need to work that hard to have people laughing at my ass...

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running is fun, though. I love running through the state park trails that we aren't allowed to ravage on two wheels. And I don't mind running on dripping/cold/freezing days that keep me off my bike.

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and, i already have the shorts and shoes...

Lothar Glerbny said...

I am practicing for the torture sessions with the King of Belarus. He refers to it as run and jump. 100m sprint up hill, ten star jumps, rinse, repeat. Unfortunately, being my second year with the Tsar, I know that it is actually 1/4 mile...yes that is 400m +/-, not 100m....and it is a hill with about 10% grade, yikes!

Russians are not good with distance estimation I have determined.

Oh, I also determined, during my first gym workout, that I don't adduct or abduct much while riding and doing it with weights can lead to soreness for days!

X Bunny said...

i wish i had done some running when i was in school--mighta been able to be good at it

maybe

now my knees don't forgive me for a while if i do more than a little

but it still gets me a few steps ahead in cross

Anonymous said...

I struggle just to get six minute miles.

... and I do recall wearing the same red/blue almost knee-high socks in my younger days with girly feathered back shoulder length hair and tight-ass shorts showing a bit of the butt-cheek

...now that's sexy.

marscat said...

i love running and would run a lot more if i wasn't riding my bike...nothing like running for clearing the head.

velogirl said...

Were you wearing the tube top?

Flandria said...

running takes a lot out of my body...tried and re-tried many times...it's not the shoes nor the pace...the jarring on the joints suck...although I do want to do trail running (semi-soft after rain but not mud) as it is softer ground less jarring...did a 3k and 6k but no record speed

Anonymous said...

No tube top. I'm a guy.

Eclectchick said...

Oooo, who IS that ssssexy thang!?

X Bunny said...

guys can wear tube tops

Flandria said...

now that is sexxxxxy...

in Italy...men wear pink - nothing wrong with that...

velogirl said...

In Spain they wear pink tube tops! Nothing hotter than a big hairy dude donning a pink tube top. Now there's a DFL dress idea.

velogirl said...

In Spain they wear pink tube tops! Nothing hotter than a big hairy dude donning a pink tube top. Now there's a DFL dress idea.

the old bag said...

...running...tube tops...

criminy


both are things to be wary of!