On Saturday morning at 8am I set a new personal record for the shortest official training run ever. In brief (which it was), I started my stopwatch, took three steps from the end of my driveway into the street, slipped on a patch of ice, and fell flat.

Fortunately I landed on my face, so nothing important was damaged. I climbed slowly to my feet, felt my nose to make sure it was still there, and (wisely) decided that this was a bad portent for the day ... particularly since I hope to participate in the Washington's Birthday Marathon next Sunday. There's no need to seek out injury before that; the race itself will doubtless do sufficient damage.

So I turned back, crossed my finish line, and stopped the clock. Elapsed time: 27.83 seconds.

(see also SeeingStars1 (10 Jan 2000), ...)

TopicRunning - TopicPersonalHistory - 2003-02-14

(correlates: FarTooSmart, OozeOnVerst, DogStarRising, ...)