Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Daylight losing time

I hit the track tonight, alongside the Pee Wee football team, thinking to myself, "Now this is dedication."

It was cold. It was windy. It was raining. And the track was muddy. But I was out there and doing it. My training schedule called for a 10 minute warm-up, 6x400m (with 400m rests) and a 10 minute cool-down.

About two laps into my warm-up I started feeling good. Before I could say "touchdown" I was knockin' 'em out of the park:
  • Split 1: 1:51 (Although I'm pretty sure I accidentally cut this one short)
  • Split 2: 1:56
  • Split 3: 1:58
  • Split 4: 1:52
  • Split 5: 1:56

As I rounded the last corner of my sixth repeat and prepared to give the last 50m everything I had with a sprint into the finish...

The lights went out. I'm talking pitch black, dark as...

Some insight into my writing process:

Me: What's really dark?
Jason: Night.
Me: Yeah, besides that.
Jason: The center of a black hole.

Okay, let's go with that.

I'm talking pitch black, dark as the center of a black hole, could not see an inch in front of my face kind of dark dark dark. I took a few stumbly steps before accepting that I had to stop. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! With 50m to go in my sixth repeat?!?!

The final score:
Laura - 5.875
Daylight Savings - Big fat zero


  1. Hahaha Love the insight.

    I HATE that it gets dark so early now!

  2. Nicely done! glad you got it in before the lights went out!

  3. Awww..What a bummer! Good for you on the rainy, cold thing. You would find me on my couch. And some of us (AM workout schedule) are loving the time change!