Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Nothing to see here people

I didn't run today. Sadly, it came very easily to me.

I ran yesterday, but not very much. I also had a 500-yen massage. It was good.

I am eating a lot, growing sleek and fat like a laboratory rat.

I cut my toenails on Saturday, so at least that is done.

I think I will run a few laps around a track tomorrow night. Hmmm...that sounds nice...

I wonder what I can wear to keep warm after I hand in my bag?

I wonder if I can cope with the low mileage in my log for this week?

Tapering is kind of fun, but not.

Roll on Sunday, Sunday roll on.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Steve--

Before I went to NYC in '05 I stopped by a 99 Shop and bought a plastic rain poncho. Not especially environmentally-friendly but it had a hood, sleeves, and snap buttons in front so I could take it off in an instant. It came in a large size and kept me perfectly warm during the last hour or so before the start with just a singlet and shorts on underneath. I plan to do the same this time.

Brett

oldsprinter said...

A bin liner also works - and cheaper

Clairie said...

Actually what my mate Tess taught me was to go to St Vinny's (op shop) and buy a cheap jumper/cardigan etc. and then just remove it before the race starts. It is not rubbish so if someone else wants it - good for them.

You never pay more than $5 and I usually end up with an oversized one anyhow. You look daggy - but you're not wearing it when you cross the finish!!!

I started the race in mine last year at Canberra and at 3rd kilometre threw it on the side of the road.

Tapering is just madness. What time will it be in Brisbane when it is Tokyo Marathon Time??

Clairie said...

Actually what my mate Tess taught me was to go to St Vinny's (op shop) and buy a cheap jumper/cardigan etc. and then just remove it before the race starts. It is not rubbish so if someone else wants it - good for them.

You never pay more than $5 and I usually end up with an oversized one anyhow. You look daggy - but you're not wearing it when you cross the finish!!!

I started the race in mine last year at Canberra and at 3rd kilometre threw it on the side of the road.

Tapering is just madness. What time will it be in Brisbane when it is Tokyo Marathon Time??

Tesso said...

Anything plastic is sort of frowned upon and discouraged here. Not sure if its for environmental reasons or safety ones, maybe both.

Come winter race time I'm one of Vinny's best customers. One of these days I'm bound to buy something I discarded the previous year :-)

I think tapering is worse than recovering!

Ewen said...

Clairie took the words right out of my keyboard.

To cope with the 'not fun' part of tapering, you could get stuck into a few dozen of those high carb home brews :)

I think I'll beat you on mileage this week - YeeHaa!

Scott said...

Actually, I heard that that "daggy" jumper that Clairie threw away during the Canberra marathon last year is now taking pride of place in Ewen's wardrobe.

One man's trash......as they say.

2P said...

Green fields, white bunnies....

Works for me :-)