FFTF (fade from the front) is kinda something I tend to do in races. I like it, it’s fun. Usually people who are involved in the sport of running tell me that it is a stupid idea and that I should probably be smarter. I usually ignore these people and tell em’ to suck it. I then proceed to go out, FFTF, and lose the race whilst suffering greatly. It’s all good though, it’s just what I do. But now science has chimed in on the FFTF debate; http://sweatscience.com/pacing-and-cognitive-development/. Alex is a very smart guy, and he’s using science to bring down the FFTF race strategy. Science people! you cannot mess with science! Basically science is saying that my race strategy is on par with that of a 4th grader. You know when you go watch an elementary school XC race and all those little bastards take off like crazy, and then are reduced to walking and crying to the finish? Yeah, that’s me. Damn. science makes a pretty strong argument as well, there are charts and everything. I still believe FFTF is all good though. I just need a solid rebuttal against science. Hmm…how can I argue with science? Science usually provides a pretty darn tight argument. Backed up by research, logic and physical evidence. Man, there must be something I can use against it? Oh, hey got it! People, don’t worry FFTF is just fine, it’s not bad at all. You just gotta believe in it in your heart, have faith that it will work. Ahh yeah, the good old ‘faith’ argument, thank you Catholic Church. Suck it science.
Alright, little running update. umm…running is hard, I’m not very good at it right now. I have been humbled by the heat, mileage and most brutally by my teammates. During my last marathon build up I averaged 140miles a week, and was able to roll pretty well. So I figured what the hell, more is better right? So I bumped up the volume. Well folks, I was pretty off with that decision. I bumped up to 160mpw and now I am useless, 160mile weeks have kicked my ass. So I’m going back down. You win this round 160mpw, but I’ll be back when you don’t have 30degrees and humid as shit to back ya up. It’s not actually going that bad, and I’ll be rolling here in no time.
Quick little aside here on food and nutrition. When you are training hard you gotta fuel properly. One of my favourite sources of fuel and nourishment in chocolate, milk chocolate to be exact. I friggen love chocolate. Apparently though it’s not that good for you. So when I read an article that said dark chocolate can be a healthier alternative to milk chocolate I was pumped. I envisioned myself eating all the yummy chocolate I wanted, just as long as it was of the pretentious and expensive dark chocolate variety. Well folks, dark chocolate sucks balls. Basically to get dark chocolate you simply take all the best parts of milk chocolate; the sweetness, the creaminess and the melty awesomeness and get rid of em’. Now you’re left with dark chocolate; bitter, brittle and dry. Dark chocolate? No way man, get that shit outta my face.
One last thing this week. Yesterday my childhood officially came to a close. Yeah, I went and saw the final Harry Potter movie. I really like the HP. I have read all the books and now I have seen all the movies in theatres. It has been a long journey with the HP and his crew of lovable sidekicks. I have watched the movies in theatres all over the globe and can remember all the fine people to which have accompanied me to these films. I have seen the movies with no fewer than 4 different beautiful lady friends and some pretty cool dudes, so yesterday it was pretty pathetic that I finished out my HP career alone there at the theatre. Yep I solo’d that sucker. I arrived late, tripped walking up the stairs then sat there slightly embarrassed to be ‘that guy’ at the movies. But man, that movie was great. It was probably for the best that I was alone. There was no one there to witness a 28yr old grown ass man crying during the sad parts (I literally shed a tear at one point) also no one had to witness me giving slight fist pumps and getting goose bumps at the awesome parts (suck on that Bellatrix LeStrange, you skank!). Oh man, Harry, what a guy. Good times with the HP.
Okay, see ya.