Sunday, October 15, 2006

I would like to announce that this morning was the longest I've ever run continuously: 12 miles. EVAR. If you don't count the couple times I stopped for about 15-20 seconds to stretch. My aductors (? those muscles that pull your legs up and down) were screaming toward the end. Yes, yes, I've done two half marathons, but I did the run-walk thing. This time I did my famous sloth run for the whole 12 miles.

I wore my injinji socks - aka "the secret weapon" and my new Ultimate direction Diablo, which carried a liter of filtered water, a 20-ounce bottle of electrolyte fluid, a gel, my phone, my inhaler, and assorted other items. It performed like a champ.

My glutes hurt like hell, too. What's that all about? Anyway, toward the end, Sweet Baboo tried to encourage a faster pace with reminders of our traditional post-long-run-high-glycemic-repast, otherwise known as a huge basket of curly fries and a bean and potato burrito smothered in green chili at Hurricanes.

It didn't make my run faster but, oh, those fries were good.



  1. Glad to hear about your long run - great job.

    I also wanted to comment on the injinji socks. As a result of your previous post I ordered a pair and like them very much. I ran a half marathon today wearing them and they work just as you said - within moments of putting them on I forgot all about them.

    I think I will order another pair just to have a spare!

  2. sweet! you did great! on those long runs, you really have to turn off the part of your brain that's into fast anyway. it's a good strategy.

    i like my wecks burrito after a long run too. mmm....hash browns....

  3. Congratulations!!

  4. Congrats on your long run! You are certainly ready for Soma now! Right?


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