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run faster (read all 26 entries…)
Time trial

I get a call from my high school coach inviting me to run a time trial with the kids. I said yes. I haven’t been doing much training because of work and school but figured 3.1 miles shouldn’t be that bad and it would be fun. I get there and find out we are actually doing 8 miles, yikes! He says I can ride my bike but I’ve never been one to skip workouts unless I’m hurt.
So we get on the road and I’m running 6 minute pace which is good considering the limited training and having been sick for the past week. Anyways, this is not a comeback story, I died little by little but managed a 55:49, about 6:58 miles. Way off my personal best of 46 min but I was expecting worse.
Now I’m psyched about training and coming back maybe I’ll do some indoor races. My load of school and work is not too bad this fall so my goal is to train at least 5X a week. Gotta get myself a good training book and start building my work outs.

run faster (read all 26 entries…)
f*** the real world

I say f* work and f* school if it don’t give me anytime to do any serious training. Enough time for half hour runs is not enough for a distance runner. I need a buddy who will run with me late at night or the marathon this year will be very slow or I won’t finish cause i won’t cross that finish line if my time is slower than 2:52. Anyone from Staten Island, NY just though I’d ask.

live instead of exist (read all 2 entries…)

bah, who needs them

learn to dance (read all 5 entries…)
not going well lately

haven’t really gone to any clubs or practiced much lately. My friends don’t do clubs. And the girl I was seeing before was more hesitant about dancing than me. I need new friends if this is to progress.

decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life (read all 5 entries…)

So my mom said I can’t become society’s problem, lol.
So to postpone the decision of what to do when I grow up I’m going to school for a second degree in Mechanical Engineering.

learn guitar (read all 2 entries…)

About a month ago i was talking to my friend who plays guitar and he said he would teach me and he even gave me a guitar. In return I would listen to him play and give him some constructive criticism. So I practice when I get a chance, though since its summer I’m usually at the park playing soccer.

run faster (read all 26 entries…)
haven't posted in some time

Since school ended I have taken a small break off running so my legs can heal from little things that were bothering me. I’ll be working at a running camp in two weeks and I’ll use that to go back into faster longer training. Since I have postponed running a marathon till next year. I will focus on improving my mile time to around 4:20 this winter.
happpy running all

run a marathon (read all 2 entries…)

will have to wait until 2008 as NYC marathon has filled up

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5k personal best

Today was bit chilly. I ran the 1500m and the 5000m. First was the 1500 and it was bad, it put my confidence way down. The 5k was couple of hours later I ran it with no expectations and felt good and so pushed harder and ran personal best. Good day. happy running all

share quotes (read all 4 entries…)
Modest Mouse - Lives

It’s hard to remember, it’s hard to remember
We’re alive for the first time
It’s hard to remember were alive for the last time
It’s hard to remember, it’s hard to remember
To live before you die
It’s hard to remember, it’s hard to remember
That our lives are such a short time
It’s hard to remember, it’s hard to remember
When it takes such a long time
It’s hard to remember, it’s hard to remember…

run faster (read all 26 entries…)
Can i complain

my knee hurts aaarrghhh!!
this is so annoying, especially because we practice in the worst indoor track in Brooklyn. When will it be warm again I want to run outside. Running injured is the only time when I hate running.
Now that I’m done complaining.
I ran conference champs 2 weeks ago and I did pretty good. Not my best time but I ran a competitive race which is what I like about running.

share quotes (read all 4 entries…)

from Bukowski
this describes very well
“My ambition is handicapped by my laziness”
sad but true

Go to graduate school (read all 3 entries…)
will take longer to get here

I will graduate with a Math B.S. in may, but i will go to city college to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering first, and then grad school in mechanical , so this will have to wait two more years. I decided that engineering is better for what i like to do building stuff (i loved my legos). Pure math though interesting was getting too complicated and would have led me to an early death due to stress (i really don’t like sitting by desk and looking at proofs more than 2hrs) lol.

turn 21 (read all 2 entries…)


turn 21 (read all 2 entries…)
can't wait

i will finally be able to drink (legally)
it will be fun i’m throwing an open bar party at my friends bar. it will be sweet, i will get hammered. Hooray Beer!!!

get straight A's this semester (read all 3 entries…)

not this semester, not with the load of classes and other things.
adv. calc II, Real analysis, topology, philosophie, my thesis add to that track practice, work and chores
damn you 4.0
this semester i’ll settle for passing all three math classes, next semester i’ll do it. promise

kiss (read all 2 entries…)

kissed the ex at holloween party couple weeks ago. felt good.

run faster (read all 26 entries…)
Cross Country done

Ran regionals, it was a tough race. Not my best effort. Cross Country is done, now onto indoors. 5000m and 3000m yey!

run faster (read all 26 entries…)
Conference champs

it was good ran a personal best, top man in the team.
as a team we did ok, but could have done a lot better.
now on to get whooped at regionals. It will hurt.

run faster (read all 26 entries…)
Albany invite

had a great workout last monday, got the flu felt like crap on Wednesday. Got back but not feeling great, ran ok today.
Two weeks till conference.

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