|Date:||3/19/2008 5:45 PM|
|Course:||Post Race Short|
|Pace:||10:02 / mile|
|Weather:||64° F, Windy|
VO2 Max: 29
It was a post run for sure. I can’t believe that I could actually run 7.45, and tonight 2.4 was tough. Calves are tight, breathing was labored. Chalked it up to my Golden Gate Bridge snobbery. Heh.
I loved the movie Chariots of Fire, and this is timely, for Easter.
The true story of two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. One is a devout Scottish missionary who runs for God, the other is a Jewish student at Cambridge who runs for fame and to escape prejudice.
It may be time to watch this movie again. As you know, I put music on that inspired me in each run. Tonight, it was the memory of watching that movie in my church in Tarzana, St. James Presbyterian.
I try to listen to music that will help me push through a tough run. When I listen to Patriotic music, I visualize the men and women in Iraq, who would love to be able to run a few miles in 65 degree weather. Listening to the theme song from Chariots of Fire, I am reminded of people who live by their uncompromised strong values.
I know a few people like that.