Sunday, August 23, 2009

All Day I Dream About S....

Spaghetti, Sex, Sports! No its Adidas....(if it was redheads blog shed say cue monster mix of RUN DMC's MY ADIDAS!). What it means is that as all these barriers fall so does the reign of Nike over me. It has been in the works for a while. It used to be that if someone saw me running they would have thought it was a Nike commercial. However, lately the nike brand has slowly sold themselves out and since they do not have a hold what so ever in the endurance world....they are losing me. Yesterday, I walked through the Nike outlet and found nothin..zip.zilch. My wife though suggested we hit up the Adidas store and I was beside myself. They had the coolest stuff in there. Good thing there was a monster sale. Why have I limited myself this whole time? It is a sign of things to come. NO MORE ARBITRARY BOUNDRIES. Here is how the weekend went.

Originally I was supposed to have an out of town softball tournament this weekend but it turns out its next week. I spent all of last week and the early part of this week moving things around so I can have Friday and Saturday off. So what should I do? I planned on doing 30-40 miles of the silverman course but I didnt. 30-45 mph winds and 60-70% rain kept me in bed. Plus I thought I havent slept in in over a month and I have 11 miles on Sunday...may be ill just rest. AND SHOP.

Sunday-Long run. My last long run before the Disneyland Half marathon. I hyped it up inside as a challenge to see where my running fitness is at. FAIL. i wanted to run in the 1:40-1:42 range...NOPE. How about 1:55 range. Yup 10:28 per mile. A lot slower than I wanted to be. My sub 2:00 goal is serious peril. QUOTE:

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~Author unknown, commonly misattributed to Charles Darwin

times they are a changin....

6 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I've never really had much luck with Nike, especially shoes... but glad you found some fun new stuff somewhere else!

Morgan said...

LOL! You crack me up! Yeah I used to think I was a Nike fan but I realized lately I've been more of a champion girl. Will def have to hit up Adidas though. Good luck on your Half... when is it? This weekend???

Thanks again for helping me with this two-a-day stuff... the ragnar team is having a conference call this wed so I'll have more details.

Karl Stutelberg said...

Give yourself a big break on the running this week and get some sleep. Keep hammering the bike in the mean time and you will be ready to run fast this weekend.

I have had a rough week on the roads too.

Chuck said...

You should not put to much importance on one run. You need to stay positive and believe in your training program! Keep your focus on all the hard work that you have done since running your 5K PR on July 4th.

Come the morning of the Disneyland half, with all of the excitement of the event, you will be ready to go sub 2 hours.

Looking forward to seeing you again.

B.o.B. said...

Good luck on your upcoming half you maniac. LOL! (Love Run DMC.)

TRI-james said...

I have never been big into any brand - but for the past couple of years I have really liked the Reebok Premier line. There are always 40% off outlet mall coupons - works for me.