Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Not much is going on, plus I’m busy at work, so I’ll keep this short.

I managed 40 miles last week on 5 runs. I’ll probably stay in the 40-45 mile range this week too.

I was reading an article on Kara Goucher’s race at NYC and I came across this paragraph;

Goucher, 30, received some hometown treatment from the throngs of spectators lining the course, a result of her roots in Queens and the fact that her father was killed by a drunk driver in Manhattan in 1982.

She received some “hometown treatment” because of the fact her father was killed by a drunk driver in Manhattan?

Well, that's mighty nice of those spectators.

Speaking of stupid statements, Scott sent me an article yesterday regarding the hill on the NYC Marathon course that included this statement;

When [Jack] Daniels studied the effects of hill running as an exercise physiology researcher for Nike in the early ’80s, he found that: “If you’re going uphill, you’ll go a little slower with the same effort. If you’re going down, you’ll go a little faster with the same effort.”

I never would have figured that out by myself.

Quote of the day;

“If I see a hill, it brings joy to my soul,” he said. “The more hills on course, the better.” – Rod Dixon

1 comment:

SteveQ said...

I think everything Daniels says is that vacuous, but it's hard to convince people that they will spend more time running uphill than downhill in a loop race.