Thursday, January 19, 2006

Lets play "tag"

To be honest, I really don't know what this term means in blogging lingo, but Anne was kind enough to comment on yesterday's entry (I suppose this is probably what it means to get "tagged", but someone please correct me if I'm wrong) and suggested I produce a "list of 5" next time I'm looking for something to write about. Well, surprisingly enough, that next time is right now, so I'm gonna start off this entry with a few little lists of my own. Who knows where it will go from there...enjoy!

My 5 Favorite Songs of All-Time:
1. No Rain, Blind Melon
2. Here Comes The Sun, The Beatles
3. Lit Up, Buck Cherry
4. Ramble On, Led Zeppelin
5. The Sound of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel

Being sent to a deserted island for a year, the 5 things I'm taking with me:
1. Running shoes
2. Book of matches
3. Batch of mom's baked goods
4. Laptop
5. Once A Runner

5 movies everyone should see:
1. Forrest Gump
2. Rocky
3. The Matrix
4. Garden State
5. The Princess Bride

And due to time constraints placed upon me by the rigors of my job, that's gonna do it for this entry as far as listings go. Lemme see what else I got before I call it a night...

* For a good laugh - or scare, depending on how you look at it - take a gander at this clown's website:
- See related threads: here and here.

* The GBTC Invite is shaping up to be a good meet on Sunday. It looks as if I'll be in the Invitational 3000m, which will be a pretty solid field when the heats get lined up properly. Entries can be found here.

* Last but not least, a friend of mine sent me these pictures of Haile Geb breaking the 1/2 marathon world record this past weekend in Phoenix. Check 'em out!

And it's now 1 a.m. and time to get the hell out of here. Until tomorrow, take it easy.

Quote of the day:
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher


Chad Austin said...
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Chad Austin said...

The captions under the Geb photos are awesome. "He doesn't even touch the ground. He's that good."

It's sad that Brandon Moen and I live in the same state. How does someone with a 1:11 half PR expect to run 2:20? And how did he convince an athletic store that they should print up brochures and hype the event in their store?

Kiki said...

princess bride is the best.

Paul said...

The Treadmill Marathon WR thread is a force of nature! The guy is certainly a good runner, but the peripheral stuff (and many of the comments) are hilarious!

If you're ever stuck for ideas, I for one would like to see your workouts in painstaking detail (spilts, recovery times, etc.). You are easily the fastest blogger that I read and it is interesting to see what you do in your workouts. Even more selfishly, if you could write about your race strategies such as pacing, position at the start and throughout the race, etc. that would be great! Especially for indoor - I let myself get boxed-in too often.

Mario said...

Paul (and everyone else for that matter)-

Thanks for the feedback. I will make a concerted effort to include more detail about my racing/training in future posts.

In regards to Brandon Moen, he's very talented - he has some legit PR's at the shorter distances and I have no doubt he can run 2:20 for the marathon. It's the whole 140-pound runner posing shirtless as a model that kills me.

As someone with a similar build who is aware of the lack of studliness behind his endomorphic 130-pund frame, to me, the pictures on his site are downright hilarious.

The Geb pcitures are great. Mike did an awesome job with the captions.



Anne said...

Thanks for playing along with the lists of 5. It was a pretty open-ended offer, and your answers do tell us a little more about you.

Meantime, good luck this weekend with the invitational!

Anonymous said...

I don't think you guys want to encourage mario to start writing about his training in that much detail. Trust me on this one.