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2010-08-13 - Going Green Track Meet

3+ miles @ ~7 min/mi

http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/MCRRC_track_meet_2010-08-13_za.jpgMy dinner at 6pm: greasy french fries dusted with Old Bay seasoning + chunks of milk chocolate + a leftover pancake found in the refrigerator + a couple of big glasses of Pepsi Cola. The not-too-surprising result a couple of hours later: gastrointestinal "distress" when I try to run fast around the Walt Whitman High School track. And it's an excellent excuse for being slower than I was at the 2009-08-07 - MCRRC Going Green Track Meet last year!http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/MCRRC_track_meet_2010-08-13_zb.jpg
http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/MCRRC_track_meet_2010-08-13_zc.jpgBottom line: two mile race 13:53, pushing hard; one mile (half an hour later) 6:42. No timing information for my 400m leg of the relay (another 30 minutes later) with Christina Caravoulias, Jeanne Larrison, and Don Libes, but I suspect it was also in the 6:45 ballpark.

Lesson learned: what one eats before a fast run sometimes matters!

(photos by Ken Trombatore) - ^z - 2010-08-28