October 16, 2005

Two out of three

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at October 16, 2005 8:10 AM

Second leg was awesome. Descending into Silicon Valley next to a moonlit lake... Running at 4 am is not nearly as bad an idea as it might seem.

Tags: Phone Post, Running

Back in '84, when I participated in that Houston to LA relay to celebrate the Olympics, I enjoyed running in the middle of the night. It was the daylight running, east of Phoenix, with the temperature above 100 degrees, that left something to be desired.

Posted by: JSpur | October 16, 2005 4:50 AM

You're right, early morning running is the time to do it - in general you're not conscious enough to hate it as much as when you're wide awake... Or maybe that was just my experience.

Posted by: Chris L-S | October 16, 2005 8:33 AM

I was up at 4am too---except that I was yelling at Super Shuttle. [[groan]] The end of that story remains to be told. They better pay for the cab I had to call after they bailed on me at the last minute.

Posted by: Mason | October 16, 2005 7:20 PM

Chris: From my perspective, it was late-night running rather than early-morning. I wasn't nearly as tired as I expected to be, though. Even for the last leg of the race, at one in the afternoon after I'd been up all night, fatigue didn't seem to be much of a problem.

Right now, however, I'm pretty exhausted.

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | October 16, 2005 9:33 PM
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