Tuesday, March 07, 2006

So you think you're a tough guy or gal...

Last night it was a pleasant 5C/41F as I left for my run. It was sunny, but there was a stiff wind blowing as I headed out over the fields. I felt good, energetic and it reflected in my pace, I ran the first 2K in 10:24 (5:12/K or 8:22/M). Oops, a little fast, I tried to slow down a little – I ran the next kilometre in 5:15/K (8:22/M). Luckily, about that time I left the asphalt and headed over a tractor path deep with mud and slosh (from melting snow) which slowed me down considerably. I slipped and spun my way around the fields and along the woodline of the nearby forest for about 4K/2.5M, eventually making my way back to an asphalt path. I ran altogether about 9K, at an average pace of 5:30/K (8:51/M). This was enough to warm up the muscles without working them too hard (or long).

Italiano per il principiante

I was surfing the internet last night and found an „Italian for Beginners“ site. I have already learned some important words:

Gradisco funzionare = “I like to run”
Dove posso funzioni? = “Where can I run?”
Gradirei una banana = “I would like a banana.”
Gradirei prego una certa pasta = “I would like some pasta please.”
Sono assetato = “I am thirsty.”
Ho fame = “I’m hungry”
Gradirei una parte della torta = “I would like a piece of cake.”
Dove è la toletta? = “Where is the bathroom?”

I mean that should be just about enough for me to get by, right? If not, I can always call the Black Knight to rescue me ;-)

So you think you’re a tough guy (gal) huh...

...then be sure to sign up for this race in January 2007. On Sunday a German TV show was interviewing a couple German runner’s who finished this race in 2006. They said this is a race that separates the men from the boys (or the women from the girls). Looking for a new challenge, sign up, I dare you!

Only italian I know? "Sobmergebelisti hanno de grande peche" (Submariners have big "fish")
Hey Bill, you'll have to bring some of your military buddies to the Tough Guy Race in England next January - see http://www.toughguy.co.uk/

If I was 20 years younger I would sure try it :-) - If I had the money I might anyway!
Thank you for visiting my blog, Jack! AND for putting me on to this Tough Guy Race... there has to be something similar (maybe not quite as tough? Nah, go the distance...) in the U.S. What a cool thing to try for! Now I'm going to start checking out adventure races, honest to Pete, I am!!!
Ummm I will freely admit it, I'm a wimp! lol.
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