Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Was That an Earthquake?

For some as yet to be explained unknown reason (fear of the LEMans start?) I got the ridiculous urge to go for a run last night. WHAT? The idea popped into my head, and just wouldn't go away until I did it, so I did. Many, many, many, moons ago (say 270 or 290) I really got off on running (---->), and used to crank out some decent times in races from 5k to 26 miles. I was even pretty flexible back then. But that was then, and this is now .............

So off I went, got about 3 miles in on the trails. Really felt sort of good. OK maybe running is a stretch. Jogging, shuffling, sauntering, whatever. When I used to be a "runner" I think I drew the line between running and jogging at the 8 minute/mile pace. I'm SURE I was going slower than that, but it brought back some great memories. SO if you felt some tremors between 8 and 8:30 last night, no need to worry. It wasn't an earthquake, just my thunderous hoofs trying to pound the earth into submission.

Woke up this morning and felt fine. Threw the Caffeine up on the car and got to the NN trails by 6:30AM. Did a couple loops and was back by 9. Sweet. Made me very happy to have a nice film of dirt on my legs by 8:30. Wish I could do that more often. Hmmmmmm, maybe I will. Still sucks having to drive 30-40 minutes to MTB. Oh well. Now its almost 20 hours since my "run" and my legs are sore everywhere. Still its the "good" kind of soreness (I'm trying to convince myself). Hope it's gone by the weekend .

Tried out some different rubber. The choice of the day was Jones XR 1.8s. They rolled fast and felt light, but might not have the volume to provide enough cushion for 12 hours ....... We'll see, said the blind man.

Cannondale recalled many a lefty shock, including mine. Seems they want them torn down, the main nut Loctited, and the unit reassembled. So the steed is in the shop in the expert hands of the experts.


My legs are getting more sore by the minute. What the eff was I thinking?


Running? Why would you ever consider such an activity when you own so many beautiful steeds crying to be taken out and played with? C-ya this weekend!
i believe he said it best.....good luck this weekend, i`ll be tryin my hand in my 1st 1,2,3 race this sunday in reston.......
JB, that is great-- I used to run 6 miles a day M-F, but that was 10 years ago. This April I went out and bought some shoes in hopes of starting up again, but nothing has happened yet.
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