2.11.2007

I should stick with running

... and stop screwing around with technology trinkets.

You will notice the absence of my signature masthead: me, or someone who looks like he could be me, running on the beach with the Watch Hill lighthouse in the background. I thought I could play with colors and add a few changes to the blog. Lo and behold, it required "updating the template" which I did and thereafter lost my personalized look. I tried to paste in the code Runner Susan gave me but it did not work like I could only hope. Screwed again.

P.S. My preferred laptop died again.

Running. Meanwhile I am running like a madman. Mad I am at technology. Fast I am at running. I did 16 miles this morning with just a handful of folks - Dave, Jane and Chris, with Seth joining in at mile 5. Without the usual array of slow pacers in the early miles we reached the 4 mile water stop two minutes faster than usual. That was 30 seconds a mile faster.

Jane and Dave turned off at mile 5 while Seth dropped in with me and Chris for the last 11. Seth pushed me to keep a hard pace which I sustained all the way to the end, zipping up hills to boot.

The 16 went down in 2:25:42 which is a remarkable 9:06 pace. If I keep this up I could be very happy in Atlanta six weeks from right now. Let us only hope.

When I came home I held my breath and jacked up my shorts as I stood in the chilly pool water for 15 minutes to promote muscle healing. At the same time, I was wishing for lifeboats to appear from Dallas to restore my blog dignity.

9 comments:

Cindy Jo said...

I can only wish for that kind of weather. And that pace. Keep it going!

susie said...

I'm sure Susan will come through for you.
That's some amazing running Mr. T. Good for you. Good for you.

Maddy said...

w00t! That sounds like a great run!

I was thinking about your pool trick today - 4 miles didn't warrant it, but I know the option is there. I'm just not sure I could bring myself to do it.

Sorry about your Masthead. I do like the picture. I hope it returns...

Molly said...

sorry to hear about your computer problems, David. I know how frustrating that can be.

Way to go on the run though! I can't believe you stood in a pool in winter (even if you do live in FL) LOL! What we do for the sake of running...

Just12Finish said...

Man, Susan's got it made. How badly do you want your masthead back?!

iliketoast said...

I empty the water from the cooler which was full of ice from yesterday into our tub. I then turned only the cold tap on. When I got in the bath for the cold treatment to "promote muscle healing" ... it was warm.

Next long run, I'm getting a bag or two of ice to make it cool. I think this does help recovery a lot and glad to see you using this as well.

jeanne said...

you are burning up the pavement (or trail, whatever!) did you save your old template? Runner Susan will fix you up. no fear.

Joe said...

9:06 over 16...awesome. I'm very happy for you. With 6 weeks to go, you are in good shape.

Sorry the same can't be said for your laptop!!

Runner Susan said...

David, David, David. What am I going to do with you. I'll send you an email with a fix.