Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Speaking of Zombies....

I think I became one for 72 hours. I am hoping that I didn't infect anyone!


Speaking of sickness......

Last Wednesday when I went on my cooking spree I WAS indeed sick, just sick with exploding stomach issues. GET IT? ANY QUESTIONS? I can cook, just not eat, right?

Then Thurs I felt a little funny (I could feel a cold coming on). Friday I felt a little worse, Saturday EVEN worse (my nose was a faucet), Sunday I wanted to die (my chest was tight and my nose was still a faucet)...but! I still got in a great benchmark run for the weekend! I ran 13.14 miles in 1:45:00 for an 8:00 pace. I was told to stay within a 145-155 bpm HR range, and I did just that with HR alarms galore. Yes, I was THAT annoying guy out on the running trails. I'd say it worked because I had a perfectly negative split run:
I felt "in control" the entire time and I am pretty confident that my current "official" 2 year old half marathon PR time of a 1:45:04 is going down, considering I just broke it (unofficially) 5 weeks out from the National Half without really pushing it too too hard. I mean, my legs were hurting by the end, but when I race this puppy in March, my legs are REALLY going to hurt!

And speaking of races! I signed up for the NYRR Scotland Run 10K on April 7th in Central Park. THIS WILL BE MY ATTEMPT AT A SUB 40 MINUTE 10K!!!!

Good golly the training leading up to this is going to hurt....

AND! Speaking of Zombies! Guess what is back on the air? THE WALKING DEAD!!!! I can't wait to watch this on the trainer tonight!
P.S. Happy Valentines Day!!!


  1. I am looking for a half mary PR this season too, ha, no where what your looking at.

  2. oohhh... love the walking dead! ANd I don't think you will have a problem getting a new PR at the national half.

  3. Good grief, man! You're killing it out there on your runs. Holy Cow! That 145 PR is definitely going down as well as that 10k. You're going to crush them! Keep up the good work.

  4. Jon, You'll crush the 1:45HM, no doubt. And you should probably watch TWD before the trainer ride - you'll be falling of the bike if you watch while riding!!!

  5. WOO! Nice work out there! Imagine how you'll run when you're not feeling *crappy*! :)

  6. I was soooooooooooooooo annoyed when Kev told me that you weren't watching it until today! We've already had an email discussion about it and it just wasn't the same with out you!

  7. I don't get it. Your stomach exploded??? :)

    Oh man, you are in for a good TWD. Rick dies. Sorry. :-P

  8. That 13.1 time will get crushed, no doubt.

    Kevin = asshole. Any questions? hahaha.

    1. Asshole??? And here I thought I was being nice by not tying any of the lame penis jokes back to you.

    2. Alright, you are only partly an asshole haha.

      Jon, I have a picture identical to your last pic... it is of me eating a turkey leg at the Warrior Dash... well, identical minus all the blood and uncooked flesh, tendons, and muscles.

  9. I don't like zombies. That PR is yours though, for sure.

  10. Sub-40, that sounds painful. FUN!

  11. I think you have a good shot at going sub 40 in that 10K. I bet you will finish right around this number.

    As for the half marathon in March, you will destroy your half marathon PR. First number that comes to mind is 1:36 or 1:37. You might even get lower than this.

    And those vampire pics are freaky, I don't think I could watch the Walking Dead!

  12. That Zombie look actually kinda works for you. Seriously, who's going to mess with you on the race course if you had that going on? Winner, winner, "uncooked" chicken dinner.

  13. 1:45? Yeah that is going to get crushed. You are much faster than I and my 13.1 PR is 1:36 so I'm going with a 1:30 for you and for that I have no doubt.

  14. Mmmk those pictures are gross. But your run, on the contrary, was not. Nice job, and tell that 1:45 you're movin on to bigger (smaller?) and better things!!

  15. nice running! you are on it!
    you bascially lost nothing over the winter....and actually gained base and speed

    those pics...

  16. Okay I thought about it more, I think I short changed you with my initial half marathon estimate for you, I'm going with 1:32 now, haha


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