Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stalking the walking man

Ran 6.5 miles tonight!  My leg felt pretty good and hours later there is virtually no pain. Could I be getting better? Finally!!!! I ran today on the treadmill beside a walking man. Not just an ordinary walking man but one who has been on the Canadian racewalking team. Racewalking, for those who may not know, is a long distance event that requires one foot to appear in contact with the ground at all times. This guy is currently training to compete competitively again. What is so cool (and admittedly a bit funny, actually it makes me giggle) is that he walks as fast as I run! Yup, I'm doing my thing, both feet off the ground just like Fred Flinstone (an added advantage for speed) and I look over at his machine and he's walking the same speed I'm running.  So for any of you who expressed fear that you couldn't  keep up with me on the trail, just remember the story of the walking man. By the way, I have every intention of befriending this guys so he will walk/run with me sometime this year. How could I not?
Total miles: 111  No. of redos required: 0

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