No big run or massive hike this weekend. I had planned a 20 mile hike on the Continental Divide Trail. Instead I’m sitting on the couch multi-tasking between college football, facebook, and re-installing apps on my iPhone because my Apple ID changed earlier this year. Never change your Apple ID. I’m not even sure how I did that. Having a cold sucks but I did just watch Stanford play Arizona and I’m now watching Texas play West Virginia. Got my MacBook Pro on my lap, iPhone in one hand and remote in the other. Also eating a bowl of Texas chili Karen just made using my tomatoes and Serrano peppers from the garden. Good thing since it’s snowed the last two mornings in a row. It’s fall in Colorado.
Since I can’t run, I’ve been reviewing my race results from all the marathons and half marathons I’ve run over the last couple of years. The Denver Marathon in 2010 and 2012. The Austin Marathon in 2011. The Austin Half Marathon in 2012. The Moab Half in 2011 and 2012. And the Boulder Half in 2011 and 2012. That might seem egocentric, but there are few things more narcissistic than sports. Except maybe blogging. But sports is also all about statistics, so I don’t think it’s out of line to review my race results. I did find something strange.
I ran the half in both Denver Marathons in 1:45. 13.1 miles in two marathons within 9 seconds of each other. But wait, there’s more. I’ve never run that fast in a half marathon. Out of 5 half marathons, I’ve never run faster than 1:48. What’s with that? Thinking about it, I don’t think I ever tried racing those half marathons. I might have treated them more like every day runs. Either that, or I ran a screamin’ fast pace on those two marathons. I’m sort of impressed with myself right now in a vain, self-absorbed, couch-potato sort of way. And what’s with this Austin guy from W. Virginia? He’s tearing Texas up!