Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Snail

Because I committed to pace the 3:30 runners on Superbowl Sunday on behalf of the "A Snail's Pace Club" it only made sense to become a member. And I did.

Sunday last, I joined five other members for a run and it was quite enjoyable. It's no wonder that running with others makes a huge difference.

Yesterday I had one of those days where I felt amazing pounding the asphalt. My legs had that magical spring and my lungs seemed to have an excess of oxygen. I went out easy and by the end of the first mile I knew I had to take advantage of the euphoria my legs and lungs were feeling. My stride lengthen naturally little by little and the run ended up being a progression run. Splits: 8:37, 7:57, 7:52, 7:40, 7:23, 7:19 and (drum roll please) 6:49. I had not run a final mile this fast during a training run in ages (I used to consistently do it in another life). The runner's high stayed with me well into the night. I just wish I felt like this during a race :-) Or have more of these runs at the very least...

Last but not least, my love for the theater can only be surpassed by traveling. About 10 days ago I went to the theater to see By the Waters of Babylon starring non-other than Demian Bichir of Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas and Weeds fame. I definitely enjoyed the story as well as Demian's acting. But Shannon Cochran was short of perfect. She played her role so well she almost made me cry. At the end, I stayed behind to steal Demian's John Hancock. I should note that I am not normally star struck; I guess in this instance is that I have liked Demian's acting since I first saw him in one of those cheesy Mexican soap-operas.

Have a great week!

2 comments:

pigtailsflying said...

Demian Bichir... yum.

This run sounds fantastic, I totally know (and love) that strong, kicky feeling you describe. Very nice splits!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

seebo said...

I didn't think to contact you till I got your comment. Oh well.

There's a good chance that I'll be back in LA in the Spring, I'll definitely give you a heads up at that point.

BTW, nice progression run you describe there.