Too much nostalgia for the past

Workout notes: not much today; I slept in due to last night’s Chiefs game (a 5-2 win)
Track: 4 miles: 40:58: 10:50, 10:17, 10:02, 9:47 (lane 2, BU track) then 35 minutes of yoga.

Yoga: I can’t get into headstand with straight legs; that is something to work on. Forget arm pressure pose for now. Crow: too low; need to work on rounding the back and getting the butt higher.

And so..I am doing a mini taper for an upcoming half-marathon; the weather is supposed to be good for it. excuses. My personal formula of “half marathon time = 5K time times 4.6” projects 2:06 are thereabouts. We shall see. I’d be delighted with sub 2:10 and reasonably happy with 2:15 or faster.

So, my nostalgia:

No matter how poorly I do (or how well), I won’t set a PB and I probably won’t set a PW. I was searching through old photos and here I am, starting in 1982, and going through 2018; each photo is 9 years apart.
My weights: 195, 320, 188, 188,195 My times to do, say, a 2 mile (3.2 km): 12:00, 36:00, 13:00, 15:20, 17:30. This is about 19, 55, 20:30, 24:00, 27:40 for the 5K respectively.

If there is a moral here: yes, things can improve. And they can go downhill VERY quickly. I went from someone who ran a sub 40 minute 10K (in the red) to someone who couldn’t jog ONE LAP around a standard track. That was humiliating. But then I worked myself back to a 41:30 10K…and that gradually increased to, well…let’s say that sub 1 hour is hard for me now.

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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