Monday, January 10, 2011

Freeze Your Thorns off Virtual 5k recap

This will win for the most boring virtual race report yet....do I get a prize for that??
So in classic Angie fashion, I waited until Sunday night to run.   I ran a total of 14 miles on the treadmill in my basement full of self frustration for not running all week.  The anything but boring Adam at I am boring hosted the virtual race.

While I watched Samantha get banged at a gay wedding weekend and Carrie cheat on Big I ran and ran and ran. (Sex and the City 2 for those that don't know about the antics of four friends in New York.)   After that I switched to Angels and Demons and watched the first half.  The book is better although I have always loved Tom Hanks.

   I tried out some compression shorts and wore some ToeSox with nubbies for a review and I timed my 5k at 27 and some change.  My treadmill sporadically keeps distance but it does keep speed so I timed it with my watch.

My run went well and since I was going long I didn't push the 5k but tried to keep it a little faster than a slow crawl!  My heart was happy though as dreams of running skirt and sports bras being soaked in sweat on a hot summer evening when the barbecue smells return.

Until then its training for 50 miles in May and treadmill runs in the basement dreaming of Summer.

13 comments:

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Boring! (Yawn) Actually working in gay sex, angels and demons, and nubbies with toe sox makes this pretty colorful!

funderson said...

Sounds interesting to me!

Tricia said...

great job

ShutUpandRun said...

Mmmmm BBQ.

Samantha getting banged: something you can depend on.

stephen_b said...

Good luck on the 50 in May. My first ultra is also in May (the ice age trail 50 miles).

Jen said...

Wow, 50 miles. That a dream for me right now. However, 14 on the treadmill seems just about as long! Summer is another dream that seems like it's really far away.

The Green Girl said...

I thought I'd win hands-down for slowest but then Andrew had to get all competitive with his snow and supposedly slipperiness and beat me.

::deep sigh::

C'est la vie.

MCM Mama said...

Great job! I normally like cold weather, but this year I'm dying for warm...

Andrew Opala said...

Great job ... but NY looks pretty parched in that picture with the 4 chicks in it!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

Oh those days will come. I hope sooner versus later. I miss BBQ and tank tops. 14 miles, thats one long a** run on the dreadmill. But, its mental, and your one tough mudda!
LC

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Your report had everything; sex, religion, great accomplishments. Not boring at all!

yeah for 50 miles in May!!

Adam said...

Sorry that I am just getting to commenting...

GREAT JOB!! I can't even imagine training for a 50 race. BLEH!

Barefoot Mama said...

I'm training for 50 in May as well...still trying to keep my long runs outside(wearing my VFF and my feelmax neissa's) also tried putting duct tape on the bottoms of my toe socks it works really well for dry roads and temps above 20...you have given me some inspiration for treadmill running! :) Maine winters for barefoot running YUCK! Trying to stay positive, thanks for the inspiration.

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