Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tagged - And I'm It (for now)

Andy B tagged me last week with the 5 questions below. I will try my best to be reasonably honest in answering them. I may even take the 5th on some of them and choose to prevaricate. Let's see.

Drumroll please.

1. How would I describe my running 10 years ago?
I was obsessive about my running. My knowledge about my body and the amount of stress it could/could not handle was still developing and I was prone to getting injured more often and feeling generally over trained (I would not have admitted this for a million dollars though. Well maybe for double that?) .

2. What is your best and worst race experience?
My best race experience has to be my 25:39 for the Lean Horse 100 mile run in August, 2007. I ran the first 80 miles at a consistent pace (14.5 min/mile) until an ankle injury forced me to walk the last 22 miles. I still finished in a time I am proud of.

My worst race experience? I have never had one. I learn something about my mind and my body with every race and so they all are successes, so to speak.

3. Why do you run?
See my post from a couple of years ago on this very topic.

4. What is the best or worst piece of advice you've been given about running?
Worst piece of advice - don't run for it will shake loose some internal organ inside you!

Best piece of advice - Run fast in the beginning, add minutes at the end!

5. Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.
Hmm. I guess it has to be the fact that I gag if I end up running behind someone with bad breath or BO. Some people smell like they have not encountered water and a bar of soap in eons.

Time to pass the baton.

I hereby proclaim the following people officially tagged.

Chihping Fu
Anil Rao
Mark Tanaka
Alan Geraldi
Pete Lubbers