Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Welcome to Anaerobia

15 minutes, 41 seconds. That's precisely how long I spent visiting the land of Anaerobia Sunday at the Rhody 5K in Lincoln, RI. Man, it's been a while since I've frequented that far off and unforgiving place, and my only regret is that I didn't cut a few more seconds off my stay. There's always next time, however.

Actually, my visit lasted a few seconds shorter than I had planned for it to - 4, to be exact - so I'll keep my complaints to a minimum. The race was about what I expected it to be - unusually short, uncomfortably fast and most assuredly painful. Hell, all races are painful to some extent, but after a year's worth of mostly aerobic over-distance training a fast road 5K will put a different kind of hurt into your legs.

The I-don't-know-what-just-hit-me-but-I-can't-do-anything-about-it kind of hurt. See below.

This was fun, I think. OK, maybe fun isn't the right word but it was definitely different than what I'm used to, that's for sure. Maybe I'll do it again in a little less than two weeks, maybe not. Stay tuned.


Morning Shakeout said...

Man it got annoying after the second mile hearing all of the Mario chants from the crowd (Ha!). Nice rustbuster...good to hear it hurt as much for you as it did for me.

jayme said...

glad to hear you did 4 seconds better than planned for bro. how are things on the homefront? it's officially hurricane season in the caribbean. i sleep better when it's rocky. :-P. i'll try calling you sunday. later bro