Saturday, May 05, 2007

Day Dreaming Run

I got four runs in this week. Not real high mileage (11.84 miles), but I suited up and went out four times. Lately, work, watching sports and life have gotten in the way. I'm gonna change that.

Tonight I decided to get in a 5k. I ran 5 miles last night and I wanted to do a back to back. I wanted to run a bit faster too. I have been in a rut as far as my time is concerned.

So tonight in the dark I started to run. My legs have felt great the last couple weeks. No knee issues either. I don't know why but I starter thinking about my high school wrestling days. In wrestling you have to get mad, hate your opponent and want to crush him. I always had problems with that back then because I was too nice. I still like to think that I'm too nice to this day. But tonight as I ran, I thought about wrestling and some of my old teammates which lead me to day dream about wrestling and as I did I was getting an attitude. A mean attitude and I was running just a bit faster. In the end I ran the 3.1 miles in 35:04 for a pace of 11:19. I had been running at a 12 something pace, so I was happy with this. I need to get my 5k pace down near 10 minutes.


So, here's some wrestling pictures from my high school yearbook. Aiken High School, Cincinnati Ohio. Class of 1980.

The top picture is me in front of another wrestler's sign. I'm half japanese, so we felt the sign should have been for me. This was at the league tournament at Western Hills HS in 1980. The picture below is a rare shot of me with the advantage. Both shoulders have to be touching. I guess one isn't. You can see the number 185 on my back. That's my weight class. Sure would be nice to be under 185 now.

11 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Nice pictures!

Phil said...

You don't need to be mean to run well, just competitive. ... keep up with this running gig an you'll be under 185 by year's end.

J~Mom said...

Pat, I am trying so hard to break sub 11s for my 5K. I know I can now I just need to push a little tiny bit harder. :>)

Great job on your runs!

RunnerGirl said...

I amn so proud of you Pat! You have done so well!!!

And look at you back in High chool... isn't it fun to see what you have done in your life?

I am jealous of the weather you are having by the way... but I do like Spring, o all is not loss.

There is a rumor that today is supposed to be in the 80's here.

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Randy said...

Pat - we have common goals it seems, I would like to get a 5k done at a 10-anything pace...soon and I see that our HM times are similar as well. Good luck...

Freddy y Blue Demon said...

Yeah, that's my head. He cuts hair by burning it with a candle. He said he got the idea when he was little, burning the feathers off of a chicken before eating it.
He's been on Leno, Letterman, etc. He's a super nice guy.
Go reds!

bigmike600 said...

Wow your weather has been hot. I bet it feels good. When is your next race? Keep on running. You have come a long way and it feels good doesn't it.

Black Knight said...

I love travelling in time! Good luck for your goal. Nice pics.

Vic said...

Nice runnin' Pat. Sorry I haven't been around lately. I'll catch up though.

I have a goal of 35 minute 5K next Fall. I guess I need to get started trainin. :)

bigmike600 said...

Pat
It says your temp is 102. That is hot. Hope you are staying hydrated and running in the shade. Man that's hot.