Friday, April 4, 2008

no use trying to keep count

I went to the track this evening. I always lose count of my laps when I run on the track. Today I tried counting in 1/4 mileage rather than number of laps. This helped a little. Then I tried counting by visualizing where I would be geographically on my run if I was on one of my normal running routes. This helped, too. But no matter what technique I employ, after several laps I’m never too sure of the exact count.

I signed up for the Mt Wilson trail run today. 8-miles on May 24th followed by a Margarita Brunch (unaffiliated to the race, but now a two year tradition.) Now, I’m no math-magician, but last year’s race was called the Centennial 1907-2007. This year’s race is celebrating 100 Years in 2008. And, this will only be the 42nd running. The race history states that it was first run in 1908. Clearly, though, my shirt from last year says 1907… I think maybe some of the organizers have been going to that brunch, too.

4 comments:

A Midnight Rider said...

Boy can I relate to counting laps. I used to train on a 21 lap/mile track. Makes running a few miles seem like a marathon. In water.

Jonah said...

I don’t think I could handle 21 laps/mile – that might even be worse than a treadmill.

A Midnight Rider said...

Ha! They hadn't invented treadmills yet. It was the mid 60's at my high school track.

supahb said...

i mailed my registration form march 31 and got frozen OUT from mt wilson! maybe ill just show up raceday...