Monday, September 24, 2007

You could get arrested for that



the other day I was jay running across a busy street and was on the cobblestone island waiting for traffic to pass when a motorcycle cop looks at me like I'm crazy. He let me go on my way.




Tonight I'm running and feeling great and I decide to run over to the newly built 4 story parking structure. It was 9 at nite and the lights were on and I've been planning for months to use this for my hill workout. It's so new it hasn't even been used yet. You can see the picture above. The dirt is no longer there and has been replaced with acres of asphalt. Anyway, I run up the first ramp round the corner and get ready to go up the second ramp when what do I see, but Chandler's finest coming down the ramp slowly. Whenever, I get caught doing something I shouldn't be doing I act as if I'm in the right. So I waved to the police officer and kept running. As I look into the car, I see he's looking down at his computer screen. He doesn't even see me, so I keep running. At about a 9 minute pace up hill.


This was at the end of my run. I did 4.52 miles at a 12:10 pace. I did negative splits for the last 2.5 miles. I ran the entire time, garmin says 97% of the time. The only time I stopped was when I needed to pee. I peed where all the dogs pee. I didn't need to bag anything, thank you very much.


The cooler weather actually takes some getting used to. It felt weird the first half mile or so. Almost painful. And it was only about 78f. But, the cooler temps help me to keep my HR down. The 8 miler yesterday was all under 140 bpm and todays 4.5 was mostly under 150 bpm.


So, that's two weeks in a row over 20 miles. 76 days in a row of exercise. And I feel much more confident now that I'm running better in the cooler temps.



Charlie's Angels


Three beautiful athletic women and an old man they see in a fatherly way. Yeah, that sums up the run from yesterday. Thanks to the angels, they were great to run with. My wife was concerned that they would all be hitting on me and I couldn't get a good run in. But, they were ladies the entire time. And do you know how hard it is to google Charlie's Angels and find a picture that has the guy. You find many fine pictures of the Angels. None with Charlie, of course. And one with Bosley. Thanks to Allposters for the picture, you might want to buy one from them.
Kate Jackson. All you guys are thinking the same thing. Who's your favorite angel.

14 comments:

Jeff said...
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Jeff said...

I was a Farrah Fawcett-Majors guy. Had the bathing suit poster on my wall as a kid. Remember this?

Irene said...

Great run, Pat! It's interesting to try and folow your run pattern, especially with so many arrows...

When we were kids, my sister actually had a Charlie's Angels board game.

Have a wonderful day!

K80K said...

I always think about running up my parking garage at work, but have never gotten the guts to do it. I don't think I could last all 7 stories and my ankle would probably go on strike about half way up, lol.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Where do all of the dogs go? Cooler temps mean enjoyable runs. Hey Pat, I lost Lezlye from my team, now what do I do?

bigmike600 said...

I do remember that poster Jeff. I think I got tennis elbow from it.
Nice run Pat. You may surprise yourself at the Rock and Roll Marathon if you keep this up.

Pokey said...

Pat, you are just too much….LOL!

Great run in the parking garage!

I am hoping to get some running done in Mexico…I love running in new places too. But I am a little hesitant of running by myself down there. I guess as long as I keep the pepper spray in one hand and the margarita in the other….okay, it might just work!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Running in a parking garage, huh? I guess that's one way to get some hill work in. Just beware those crazy drivers who don't pay any attention...especially the cops. They are the worst offenders. I know, my brother is one of them!

J-Wim said...

Ha! I had a Farrah head and shoulders thing to do her makeup and hair. She taught me to french braid. Well I taught myself, but it WAS her fake hair....
I am going to ignore Mikey's comment before the visual makes me need to break out the eye bleach....

Amy said...

I have never thought about using the parking garage ramps. When I saw the picture, i thought you were running the stairs. Simply brilliant - and a wonderful pace!

Darrell said...

The parking garage run is a great idea.

Jaclyn Smith for me!

J~mom said...

LOL Pat!! You are getting funnier everyday!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

oh, too funny, i love it!