A Simple Running Log

May 23, 2017

Training for 5/23/17

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 12:28 pm

Exactly 10 years ago today, I bought my first brand new car! Today it’s a rattle-bucket with almost 192,000 miles on the odometer and a thick layer of dog hair covering every inch of the interior, but it runs fine and, most importantly, it’s paid off.

Anyway, yesterday I did strength training upstairs — ab exercises, push-ups, invisible chair-sitting and a lifting routine with the adjustable dumbbells. This morning, I got up early and ran a lap around the 5.5-mile loop.

I’ve been looking over the athlete guide for this year’s Eagleman, particularly the rules for the bike leg, for obvious reasons.

Running races are pretty simple. You show up, with shoes on if that’s what you prefer, you take off when everyone else does and you keep running until you’re done. Other than that, you just try to stay out of everyone else’s way — don’t start right on the line if you don’t run 6:00 miles, move to the side if you’re going to take a walk break, etc.

Holy crap there is a lot more that goes into this bike leg. The biggest thing is drafting. It’s not allowed. If you get within six bike lengths of someone else, you have to pass them, and you have 25 seconds to do that and get your ass in front of them. Once you pass them, it’s their responsibility to back up six lengths so they’re not drafting off of you.

Messing up any of that in view of an official gets you a blue card, and you have to stop at the next penalty tent. The first two cards get you five minutes added to your bike time; a third one gets you disqualified.

So that all makes sense. Then there’s this:

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Clearly, it is VERY IMPORTANT that no one sees your torso below the point of the end of the breastbone (sternum) since this is the only rule on the page highlighted in its own little yellow box. Noted!


1 Comment »

  1. So much to think about!

    Comment by runningfastliftingheavy — May 23, 2017 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

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