Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Dork With the "Tool" Belt

Temperature: 86 degrees (A record high); splits 9:01; 9:17; 9:28; 9:47; 10:03; 9:45; 57:21 total for 6 miles; 9:33 per mile pace.

Yes I probably looked like a dork wearing my "tool" belt as I ran today. The name "tool" belt was given to me by my kids since they call me a "tool" for wearing my running belt that holds 2 water bottles. Hey, better to be a well hydrated dork than a passed out obstacle on the linear trail. Well, I don't have any great words of wisdom, or creative thoughts about today's run. What I can say is that I ran smart today. I ran for a mile and walked for a minute for the entire 6 miles. The walk breaks were just long enough for me to chug some water and wipe myself with my "tool" towel. I had hoped to run/walk the entire 6 miles on the road, but I played it safe and ran the last 2 miles on the linear trail. By that point I needed some shade, and the flatness (Is that a word?!) of the trail. I'm psyched that 1) I completed the run without passing out; 2) My time and pace per mile were good; and 3) My heel pain is gone. Tomorrow will be a day of rest, and I'm hoping I can get out my Jeff Galloway book and create my marathon training schedule. I need structure, and the sooner I create a running schedule, the better. P.S. Anybody ever drink a 40 oz. Slurpee after a hot run?! Let me tell you, the brain freeze you get is unbeatable!


Anais said...

I've never had a slurpee :)

Rookie on the Run said...

I love my fuel belt! I feel like it makes me look tough when I wear it- like I am one serious runner and no one better mess with me!! Ha ha.
I also love being hydrated. :D

I've never had a Slurpee after a run. In fact, I haven't had one of those in years. I may have to try it!

I am SO glad to read that your heel isn't bothering you anymore! That is great!

Have fun plotting and planning your training. Once I'm up and running again, I'll be using the Galloway book to plan my next race. I'm not a planner so I'll be glad for any tips you might have. :)

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Hey Brian,

Well done on the run - sounds like it was a good one. And yay to having a shady option to finish your run!

I love that there's talk of fuel belts today. I'd love to get one so I can carry my phone to take pics of how beautiful it all is... still tossing up.

Have a great night!

lindsay said...

i thought they might've named it that since it resembles a real tool belt. not sure if it's better or worse that they are making fun of you ;)

you must be running along at a good clip to avg 9:33 with walking! i definitely have to take breaks to cool off/get water when it's hot like it is now. i do (mostly) enjoy the feeling of being salty and sweaty and done with a run on a hot day.

not so sure about the re-fueling benefits of a slurpee? lol.

Irish Cream said...

Great job on the runs, especially considering the heat wave this past weekend! Glad to hear that the heel is behaving!!

I can't even imagine how amazing a slurpee must be after a hot run! I might have to try that one out!

Can't wait to see what you come up with for a training schedule :)

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...


I'm a doofus and probably have been calling Brian Rick!

So sorry!! How embarrassing!!

Will not happen again Rick who Rocks!

Melanie said...

just stumbled across your blog... like it! So, what would i be called since my fuelbelt holds 4 bottles! :D

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