Three Things Thursday*
1) I have a goal, this one is no secret.
As many of you in the Run community have probably heard by now, the BAA is switching things up! Basically, all qualifying times have been changed by 5 minutes, across the board. In addition to that, there is a staggered registration process, allowing those with faster times register sooner.
Personally, I’m not expecting a 3:35 finish by this Fall, much less a 3:15 Finish! My goals aside, I honestly do think things needed to be modified and updated. Running has taken on a new life, and that race sold out in a matter of minutes last Fall. People needed a new challenge, and now they’ve got it!
What are your thoughts on the new BQ times? The DC Rainmaker wrote his own analysis; interesting thoughts and observations, assuming your attention span lasts longer than mine did. (Thanks, Ivan, for passing this along!)
2) Getting back on track to meet that goal (which I’m still keeping at 3:40, because I make my running rules around here), I finally convinced the legs to do some speedwork.
Let’s ignore the fact that this was preceded by two challenging Yoga classes (not my smartest moment), and instead focus on the sunshine. THE 60* SUNSHINE!
So Glorious. I rolled up my mat, changed yoga crops for running shorts, and headed straight to Wash Park for a few Tempo laps.
Ah, speedwork is hard. I was feeling the void that months away from it has left in my lung capacity and heart rate efficiency. Whew! Still, I made it through the planned 3 miles for an average pace a little faster than planned – success!
Fail: tying a triple knot in the LS shirt that I took off mid-run and barely being able to get it off once I was done. Next time I’ll just dress weather-appropriately.
3) Chobani (aka CHO!) came out with some new flavors!! They sent me a sampler package to test them out, and let’s first take a peek at the address label:
All future mailings can include my web site, and that would make my day!
In a dessert mood, I chose to taste-test the Very Berry…with some chocolate chips. Those two go together so smoothly…
While it’s not as thick as their original flavors, I did enjoy the berry mixed right in (instead of on-the-bottom), and it was sweet-t0oth-satisfying!
Happy Thursday! And if you have thoughts on the BAA changes, discuss!