Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Mile

I am heading out to Oregon with my family tomorrow for Thanksgiving and along the way we plan to stop off at Hayward Field to run a mile. Readers of this blog may recall that last year I attempted to run a 5 minute mile at Hayward only to "fail epicly" and limp in at 5:14. This year, I have no illusions of running sub-5 but I am racing my good friend and fellow Western States geek Craig Thornley. And, unlike last year, we are running "mano a mano." No pacers, no spectators, just Craig, me, and, hopefully, MonkeyBoy with his video camera. The plan has the gun going off sometime after noon on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.

Here's the video from last year's debacle. With post-race commentary:

7 comments:

kizzy said...

Wow...that sounds so exciting..good luck to your trip and enjoy.


"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."
-Oprah Winfrey ~brooks running

kizzy said...
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Hank Dart said...

Add four PBRs and I think you've got a good shot.

Dominic said...

Just imagine you're descending to No Hands Bridge, and 11th place is on your six...

Neal Gorman said...

No pacers. Hilarious. Go get it. Moving to Colorado? Lucky son of a gun.

GZ said...

... results?

FastED said...

AJW - 5:07.6
Thornley - 5:06.0

http://ix.cs.uoregon.edu/~thornley/2010/11/25/match-play/

Furious rally by AJW but ran out of real estate.

Nice job old guys!