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Keep Austin Wierd 5k & Marathon

Yesterday I did the walk, though most of it was filled with thoughts of how crazy I was. It was around 103 degrees. After 5 pm. The sun was hot. And a bunch of us were in renaissance costumes. So.. like Pennsic, but hotter. And no dust or smoke (just car pollution).

Overheard:

"We got to go faster. We're being overtaken by the renaissance people."

And my fav from a spectator:

"Girl in the medieval dress! We love you!"

My cell phone drowned in orangina during the race. I guess I'm going to get a new one faster then I thought.

So without my cell phone to wake me up, I told myself: Body, wake up at 6:30 am.
And I actually woke up several times, and managed to make it to a marathon training group at 7 am. I was going to try out the galloway method for running (http://www.runinjuryfree.com/), which is a walk run method. They started with a 12 minute/mile pace at a 3:1 ratio (3 minute running, 1 minute walking). But it was too much for me, and I lagged behind, and someone helped me do a 2:1 ratio. The funny thing was, I actually caught up with the 3:1 ratio folks. It felt really good, so I am going to go ahead and officially sign up for the marathon training program. Eek. It's a lot of work, but it should be fun and healthy. I'm somewhat excited about it. Only one tenth, of 1 percent of people in the world actually finish marathons. Hopefully I'll finish my first one next year.

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fritz_et_al
Aug. 28th, 2005 02:13 pm (UTC)
Which marathon? In Texas, or somewhere less warm most of the time?

Good job with the 5k! I really can't imagine waking up at 7 on a Sunday after a race to go running. Go you!
ripresa
Aug. 28th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
It's the freescale marathon (http://www.motorolamarathon.com/home.asp) used to be the Motorola Marathon. Last year, I did it, but half-marathon only, and I mostly walked.

I can't imagine it either. But you know, I've a suspicion that running is an obsession. It's a cult, like the SCA. It also produces this feel-good sensation. Austin is also one of those freakishly fit cities (an oddball in Texas).
xiuzan
Aug. 29th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
I wanted to do the run yesterday, but I just couldn't get up in time, since I needed to catch up on sleep before work. Glad you had fun, though.

I have been invited to marathon training. I wonder if it's the same group. I couldn't go to that today, either, because I didn't even get off work until about 9:00 AM. Maybe next week. I should be off work, so if I can get up early enough, I'll try to go.
ripresa
Aug. 29th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
That's right, you're a runner.. you look fit like one too :-)

It was really hot yesterday, I was questioning my sanity.
ladysprite
Aug. 29th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Apropos of absolutely nothing here....

Hi, this is Clara. antoniseb introduced us at Pennsic, and he mentioned that you were still looking for a name for your dance reconstruction group.

I've got my copy of Florio here; looking through it I can find... let's see.

'Scola' is a school or place of learning, so 'Scola della Danza' might work, or 'Gli Scolari' (the scholars) or 'Gli Ballarini' (the dancers). Combining stuff there, maybe if you're focusing mostly on late-period Italian, 'Gli Scolari di Caroso' (Caroso's Students), though that's a mouthful.

Or, in a little more silly manner, 'Passo a passo' means step by step, but also 'fair and softly,' which strikes me as things for dancers to aspire to, which might be cute. Or, on the other hand, 'Gli Piedi Sinistre,' the left feet.

Okay, that's enough to start with, and probably more than enough for some random chick babbling in your journal. :) Hope this gives you some ideas!

-clara
ripresa
Aug. 29th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
Scola della Danza sounds cool. Passo a passo is cute too. That might make a good dance troupe name. Thanks for the quick feedback!
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