I am not sure about how to run this thing yet. For fun and take pictures along the way with the Disney characters or run it like a regular race. I have the Long Beach Half just a month after and this one could have been the race to chase a PR but I know I will be really tired come race day. We will have a really busy Saturday that weekend. We have to get to LB for the kids race and then hit the Expo to get my race packet and hopefully meet a few of you. In the evening, we have to head to LA to go see this guy play at Staples Center (I know poor me).
|Paso Robles, June 2010|
Mon: 4.5 miles tempo
Tue: 3 miles easy
Wed: 3 miles
Thu: 5 miles. Speedwork: 11x400 @ 2:10
Sat: LR: 9 miles
Sun: 3 miles recovery
Sunday we had crazy rain here and thunderstorms. I had to wait to go for my run. Finally around noon it stopped and I was able to go. I had looked at the weather...90 degrees and 90% humidity...yeah! That was fun. Not really. Good thing I only had 3 miles to do and that I brought water even for this short run. I feel for you guys who have been running in humidity. It is HARD. On my way back I saw that there was a guy with 2 dogs ahead of me on the trail. I knew I would catch up with him. As I got closer I could see that his 2 Rottweilers were NOT on leash. Now before I continue with this I want to say: I love dogs. I have a dog and I adore her. There she is, the queen of my house:
Ok so I was not too happy to see that they were not on leash. On that trail ALL dogs are supposed to be on a leash. There's 2 sections on the trail: dirt and pavement. I was on the pavement and same for this guy and his dogs. As I got closer I realized that unless I completely stopped I would have to pass him. He had no clue I was coming behind him.
Then one of his dog decides to stop! Crap. The guy does not see his dog is not following and me well I froze. I have to say that when I was about 8 I was attacked by a Rottweiler and so I do not like them very much. I am sure most of them are great.
So I yell "Hey!" to get this guy's attention and he turned around. He did not say anything. I don't know like "Sorry, he will not hurt you". Did not put the dogs on the leash that he had in his freaking hand either! So I said in my normal voice, not my angry voice "You know they should be on a leash here" and he said " You are a F#$%ing Bitch!" Wow thanks... (clearly he was not Canadian cuz that was not very NICE). I cannot have someone call me that and not say anything back... That's just not me. I said: "Well aren't you a nice guy. You also do not own this public path." And again he showed what a gentleman he was "Run away F%$#ing Bitch!" And I did because well I was alone and even though I was WAY taller than him, he was a lot heavier than me plus he had the dogs, but I showed him how tall my middle finger is before I left him.
I know, I know. Very stupid.
I just cannot stand people like that.
I confessed my crime when I got home. I started like this "Now I have something to tell you but before I do you need to remember that I could have easily decided not to say anything...." Bill knew it would not be good right then.
To continue with real nice folks..what is up with anonymous people email bloggers just to be mean? Do you get those sometimes? I got an email yesterday about this post here. Some nice person emailing me to say
"At 5"11" you must look like an moron at the start of a race. Real runners are not that tall."
Lovely right? This had to come from a world class runner because clearly they know their running facts.
I know I need to ignore this BS. Poor little sad sad anonymous man or woman.
I am having a great week so far as you can see...or read.
Did speedwork yesterday 5x800 at 4:30 and 4.5 miles today in 95 degrees that was harder I think than the 800s.