Mr. Potato Head

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #209 (41 to go, 55 days left)
  • Date: Saturday Nov 6th 2010
  • Donations to date: $121,770.99
  • Course: Cochrane Town Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 31min 57sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 99 BPM
  • Temperature C: -3C
  • Distance covered to date: 8,819.8km (5,475.8ml)
  • Total number of runners: 28

I've been looking at the weather forecast with trepidation. I'm thrilled we've had such great weather for the past 2 months, but there's always a price to pay. It looks like it will be collection time on Monday. Weatherman Paul has drawn in some snow flakes on the Monday forecast and that spells trouble. But let's not worry about that now. Today was another super running day (aren't they all) and at 7.30am I headed down to Guy's Bakery. One thing I'm pleased about is that the clocks go back an hour tonight. Heading off in the dark is a pain, so let there be light.

We had a big gang at the coffee shop and we all headed off in different directions. Runner Andrew joined Sue and I and we headed towards Crawford Ranch. Andrew's had some great results in the ultra's he's run this year and he mentioned that he is interested in going the Comrades Marathon next May. I've signed up for that one and it would be great if he came along. Later in the day I was on my own and it was time for an ice cream. I've set myself a goal of eating all 47 flavours at Mackay's store before year end. I've been doing well but I had a bit of a shock today. It appears that Mackay's have 42 fixed flours and 5 flavours they change on a whim. This means that they could keep bringing out new flavours and I may never succeed in trying them all. What should I do? Give up now or battle on to the end? Help!!!!!!!!

Finally, I have received a number of comments and suggestions during the Marathon Quest. One that intrigued me was the use of a "Potato Fuel Belt". Apparently, this is used by a number of marathoners in conjunction with a regular fuel belt. The belt is ready, carry on.

Ice Cream Quest 50+

The challenge is to try all 50+ flavours at Mackay's ice cream store before midnight December 31st.

Today's flavour #46: Red Tiger (Black Cherry with Liqorice)

Quote of the Day

"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research would it?"

Albert Einstein

Coming to a Running Room near you: The Potato Fuel Belt (potato's sold seperately)

209 Potato

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