Pay attention folks because there will be a test, and if you fail this one, you die.
This is what I look like today:
And this is what I did today:
6th overall. Not too terrible for an old bastard.
Don't believe the bull**** about carb loading and exercise that is shoved down your throat from all the so-called "experts" either. It's crap. Yesterday I ate an omelette for breakfast (zero carbs), a chicken salad for lunch (nearly zero carbs) and BBQ ribs for dinner (no sides, all meat, a couple of carbs for the sauce glaze.) This morning three hours before the race I had another omelette and three strips of bacon for breakfast -- zero carbs. If that's not zero, or nearly-zero, glycogen stores please tell me what would be.
Then I ran a 7:04 -- I caught that girl that finished behind me at roughly the 2 mile point; I'd been eying the back of her shirt for over a mile and I was going to be damned if I was going to look at her tush at the finish. The one in front of her I could not catch -- she was leggy as hell and faster than me, but she had nearly half my age on me in youth too. As for that guy that ran a 6:19, he's damned fast. I'd like to get there and in a year or two I just might.
If I can go from fat old bastard to plain old bastard in eight months and stay there for a year, then wake up this morning with zero glycogen loading and run a 5k at a 7:04 pace, you can do it too.
And you better do it, because the pill factory and government-style "Wall-E" (you saw the movie, right?) couch-crap is going to kill you dead if you don't.
Besides, once you tough it out for a while you'll find that you actually get off on the exertion in an odd sort of way. Those who run know what I'm talking about.
If you don't, try it.
You might like it.
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