Monday, September 18, 2006

Triathlon


Here is what I looked like as I ran in the triathlon yesterday. I included two poses so you could get an idea of what I looked like in motion.
It was a lot of fun. I got up at 3:30am and drove up to Malibu where 2,000 other athletes and many more supporters, etc. were trying to park. I somehow met up with my teammates, Alan and Ginny (I didn't have their cell numbers and they didn't have mine-- good planning). It was all pretty hectic, especially in the "Transition Area" where the athletes had to go after each leg to either change shoes & stuff (for individual participants) or hand off the timing chip to the next team member (for the relay teams). By the time I got to run it was already sunny and getting warm.
I was pretty happy with how I ran because in the past I almost always went out too fast and ended up struggling toward the end of the race, be it a 5K or a marathon. This time I paced myself pretty well. It was a 4 mile run and I was shooting for 7 minutes per mile. I ended up averaging 7:03 per mile-- pretty close.
Next year I'll run 6 minute miles-- if I'm able to change my running form, that is.

3 comments:

becky said...

Good form, man. Yeah! That's really cool how close you came to your goal of 7 minute miles. Cool!

van der anarchy said...

gay form man drawings are great. I would like to see him in action (animation).
Keep up the good work with your body, soul, and JOB.

sharon spotbottom said...

awesome form. the best. classic dehydrated marathoners last legs before shi*ting pants form.