quote:Originally posted by xdinobotsx: I realize it, its going to be brutal. Luckily I have been riding my mountainbike like crazy since november. Something tells me im going to end up nautious and dizzy.
Nauseous and dizzy is an understatement... Someone mapped out "the cog" on MapMyRun.
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But really, it all boils down to personal safety. I run in a lot of high traffic areas and I'm somewhat partial to not getting hit by cars.
That, and I wouldn't want someone sneaking behind me without me knowing.
When (and it's pretty rare) I run on treadmills, I'll listen to some music though... But that's the only time.
But yeah... I've been called a "zen runner" by people in my running club - pertaining to the fact that I never run with headphones and sometimes not even a stopwatch... Just doing it for the sheer enjoyment of running. Although these days I almost always run with a stopwatch, just for personal record-keeping and whatnot.
Psssh. I'll bet it is if you're running up Pikes Peak.
I did my 10M (as in MILES, loser) run today... I don't know whether it was the fact that it's more than 70∘outside or what, but I had a really hard time out there. Like, I seriously just wanted to stop running after 4 1/2 miles.
But fortunately, I didn't stop (I mean, I'd have ended up walking home 5 miles anyway, so stopping wouldn't have made much sense)... And I finished in 1:09:36.
Mmmkay, official results posted - 39:10 (6:18) !!
I placed 69th out of 587 runners (14th in my age group), and shattered my last 10K time by 5:29.
Holy crap. Hills pay off.
I even got a mention in my running club's newsletter today!
"For Team Essex, Joshua Carnes made an impressive debut for the team running a PR of 39:10 to be our second finisher behind Larry Czaplewski who ran his usual strong race to finish in 36:16 and take 2nd in his age. Our men's team turned in an excellent performance overall to finish in 4th place out of the 9 teams but we were again unable to field a women's team. Many thanks to Ed Kelly for filling in as team captain today."