Sunday, February 17, 2008

Where Did That Come From?

So, I could barely walk this week, and I was pretty sure I would not run this weekend. But this morning I felt good enough to give it a try, so I decided to treat the Austin half as a long run with a few thousand close friends. The results:

1:56:??
Avg pace 8:48
Avg HR 148 (!!!)

And the best part was coming up on Kathleen in the last 5 miles and poking her with a sharp stick every time she wanted to slow down! (Actually, I was nicer than that, but I'll let her tell the tale of how she beat me to the line).

It was a very, very good weekend.

More tomorrow.

Peace. Out.

24 comments:

IronMin said...

Congrats! I've heard great things about the race (music entertainment, huge crowds) and can't wait to read more tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy relaxing!

Liam O'Connell said...

nice job greyhound!

Taconite Boy said...

Who Hoooo

monica said...

that's hella fast for a guy who just showed us a drawing of his injured nuts!!!

and how do you possibly run that fast and maintain your heart rate in like zone sub1??? SO.JEALOUS.

happy recovery!!

Wendy said...

Way to go Greyhound!!!!

a.maria said...

wtf!!?!? thats crazy! nicely done!

Curly Su said...

yeah!!! not too bad for an old man...

TriBoomer said...

Good job, dawg. Excellent depost in the Bank of Ironman CdA.

Good seeing you all happy and everything in the finishing chute.

Stay tuned...

Tri to Be Funny said...

Great meeting you at the Finish Line! Congrats to you and Kathleen!! Awesome split on a tough course!

Fe-lady said...

Not bad for some "OLD" injured guy! :-0
Congratulations!
Be proud!

Jane said...

Living up to your name.

KCWoodhead said...

The true story has now been posted...

IronJenny said...

Got your txt - that is amazing!!!!
So to what do you attibute the recovery? How do you feel today? All I can say is Way to go!!!
Jenny

Rainmaker said...

Damn, nicely done! Congrats on the very good finish!

Lana said...

Congrats! VERY nice race!

Allez said...

Holy crap, that's a low heart rate for that pace!

Brent Buckner said...

Goodness, maybe there's something to all that "aerobic base" stuff afterall!

Way to put in the work - glad you're getting results!

Supalinds said...

See you are not old! You totally rocked it. Way to go. That is an awesome half marathon time, especially with all the 'stuff' going on with your hip.

Supalinds said...

Hip or groin, or scrotum...ya know what I mean :)

triguyjt said...

never believe you again...
ohhh my hip flexor!!!!"...yada yada....
and then you rock the half....

good job..

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice job on the run!!!!!!

pinkgurugal said...

you rock tgh! congrats on a great race and pleeeeeaaaazzzze let me know how to hold those darn knees together to run....haven't done so since the marathon! :(

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

well done, mang!

Kim said...

dude awesome! congrats!!!