Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cazenovia July 4th Foot Races Race Report

Recap:

“On your mark get set… (long pause) On your mark get set (long pause)” They were having some difficulties getting the gun to fire, but luckily that was no indication of my race start. I started out strong and held a decent pace up a pretty long and steep hill at about the half mile mark. When I got to the top I recovered for a second and then focused on speedy turnover to make up for a little lost time.

By the end of the first mile I was only off pace by about five seconds. My usual race strategy (top secret) is to start at 5-10 seconds slower than goal pace,

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hashing

Hashing:

What is hashing? Running meets drinking with a little bit of game thrown in. I’ll explain later, but a friend of mine told me about it maybe a year ago. I really wanted to participate, but couldn’t figure out where to go to find it.

Fast forward to this past Monday. I had just moved, things were hectic and on top of all of that I was trying to find places to do product samplings for reGen (cocoa recovery drink http://www.regen2recover.com/). It just so happened there was a group run two blocks from my new apartment that night at 6:30. I called to make sure they’d be cool with me handing out free stuff (usually not a problem) and then decided to do it.

I rolled up to find a guy handing out beer from a cooler in his trunk and 30 people in running gear. I was confused. Then, someone asked the group, “Who’s a first time hasher?”