Sunday, March 19, 2006

Counting Down...

Did somewhere in the neighbourhood of 42K today in a little under five hours. Legs felt good after the Saturday 5K St. Patrick's Day Dash race. Also consumed a case of Guiness - for the vitamins - and a large pizza - for the carbs shortly after the race...

A very good friend then had a fortieth birthday party Saturday night and I had some more red wine and a HUGE piece of chocolate cake (and went back for seconds). Thanks, Nick! And Michelle!

Finished 33rd out of 230 plus in the St. Patrick's Day 5K in 22:09 (net time 22:03) on Saturday.

Except for my foolish - in the words of Justin Callison - "freight-train" finish - I was comfortably within myself for the first 2/3rds of the race.

My chart yesterday was strange one... as you can see. I did a three hundred metre interval at the finish...

Was really disappointed to hear that on the one of the final turns along the Stanley Park Seawall that as Sukhi and Gerry, two absolutely superb runners in our Personal Best Clinic, were battling it out for supremacy in the final kilometre, that one of the other TOP TEN finishers cut INSIDE one of the corners, off the pavement and up onto the grass and INSIDE TWO TREES no less, and clipped over twenty metres and maybe even thirty meters off the length of the course.

Where I come from we have a name for this behavior. We call this cheating. The runner who did this is a CHEAT. For a Top Ten Finisher, this is appalling behavior and a terrible example to set. You know who you are. You should be ashamed of yourself.

If you don't offer an apology to all the runners who actually ran the full course I am going to out you in public.


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