Sunday, February 12, 2006

Surfside Beach Half Marathon

A beautiful day for a race, mostly. And a beautiful place to have it. I enjoyed the Surfside race, and I'll definitely do it again. It was probably my favorite race so far. It was great to see some of the HRBers again, you guys rock!

Here's a picture of the medal, and the other thing, I don't know what it is, but it's cool.

I ran real slowly though, my slowest half marathon ever, but I'd have to say that it still wasn't all that bad for a non-runner. It's really not fair to compare me to runners, or even to myself when I was a runner.

So, now I can concentrate on my quitting running full time. I can concentrate on my competitive eating, and watching Stargate SG-1, and my drinking. My drinking has really suffered from all this training, any my total alcohol consumption has plummeted at least 95% probably. I had two beers last weekend, and it's been a long time, and I got a little bit sick from it and stopped. :(

Next week, I'm considering doing some audioblogging directly from my sofa. I can talk about what's on teevee, and I'm planning a series of reports about the strengths and weaknesses of the many different types of Cheez-its.

So tune in next week.

-Edited to add-

I completely forgot about the best part. The post race food was great. There was barbecued brisket and something else, that I didn't hear what the guy called it, but it was basically, bacon, crispy bits of something, and magic. I don't know why I eat anything else.

10 comments: said...

With the right kind of training, you should be ready for the July 4th hot dog eating contest on Coney Island.

Then when you've all given it your best shot, you can challenge them all to a run. The one that can go the farthest without ... well, you know ... is the winner. In fact, it should be 1K for every hot dog. Eat 50 of them in 10 minutes? Time for more than a marathon!

JoeC said...

You will need to ease into the beer thing. Start with a watery, lite one and take one sip every five minutes. A sip should be no more than the volume of half a GU energy gel pack. Do this for 30 minutes no more than three times a week for the first two weeks. Once you have this mastered you will be able to increase the pace and volume of your sips as well as the length and frequency of your training. Good luck!

Keith said...

Good point Joe.
no more than 10% increase per week I guess.

Barbara said...

The coaster (or if you're from the north you'd call it a trivet like I did) is to give you a place to set your cold beers on. They specifically made it small enough to hold just one beer at a time, to help with Joe's pacing comments noted above.

You can do it!

atownrunner said...

good run yesterday...i mean, especially for someone that quit.
looking forward to the audioblogs about beer and cheez-its

Sarah said...

Mmmm cheez-its.

Dirt Runner said...

congrats on the race.

Lisaleese said...

I commend JoeC's training program to re-introduce beer to your system. Being as it is that you have consumed beer before, getting in to shape shouldn't be too difficult. You'll know you're back in shape once you can do the beer bicep curl all evening with no pain.

P.S. Bonus points for drinking while eating Cheetos... instead of Cheez-its.

Cassie (TIGGS) said...

cheetos and beer and teevee- you better watch out or Britney Spears will show up at your door.

Jill said...

I was laughing while reading the blog, but the comments from everyone just cracked me up!! Now everyone in my office wants to know what I am laughing at! Good luck in your training. It will be a challenge but you can do it!