Yep, a party bus. 2 weeks ago a friend of ours was celebrating his 40th b-day and wanted to cruise downtown Austin on a party bus. So, Amy and I joined him and several others on the Lonestar Party Bus…
Not quite our scene…and I think that I asked before we got on the bus if this was going to be an old school bus or an old church bus. It was a cross of the two! So, we were off to tour the best that downtown Austin has to offer. Anyway, sometime after our 9pm start time, a friend of ours who is running the Houston Marathon this weekend started talking about hitting his goal of 3:10 to qualify for the Boston marathon. Blah, blah, blah, that turned to training talk and an email that I sent him a couple of months ago that compiled some email responses to help him hit 3:10…some of the gems in the emails…
- Run lots of miles fast
- Tempo runs don’t “hurt” you
- Do you long run on Sunday and like Brandon says finish strong
- Don’t run with other people that are going to bring you down.
The gems didn’t end there. Shawn asked if I’ve read “Once a Runner”. I’ve read a lot of books…fiction and non…but this was not one of them. So, I went to half price books and bought it. Great book. Some of my favorites from “Once a Runner”…
- Training is training, it all seems to blend together after a while. What is going on inside is just a big puzzle.
- But your sights have always been too low.
- The awful truth would begin to dawn on him: there was no Secret!
- “You are speaking no doubt of the fabled ‘third wind’.”…”I’m not sure. I haven’t read Runner’s World lately so I don’t know what they are calling it this month.”
Sorry you didn’t get the “what happens when you mix a bunch of triathletes and non-triathletes on a party bus in downtown Austin” or “triathletes gone wild” blog. Instead you just get some more training talk. As a side note, “Once a Runner” was written in 1978. So, I have to ask…how far have we come? The same questions asked in the book are the same ones that are still being asked 32 years later.