Screw You, Daylight Savings Time

>> Thursday, November 06, 2008

Today, I got home from teaching, and headed out the door for a run. It was 5 pm. But it was already dark. Screw you, Daylight Savings Time. Here’s me ready to run wearing my reflective vest. All you can see are the reflective parts on the vest and on my shorts:

I had a decent dark, cool, wet run. I ran 7 miles in 46:17 (23:59 first half, 22:18 second half).

Two days ago, I had a dark interval run on the St. Thomas track. I did six 800s with 75 seconds of rest between them. I ran 2:45, 2:47, 2:47, 2:44, 2:43, and 2:40 for an average of 2:44.3 / 800. Not bad.

1. Don’t forget to vote for me for the 2008 Endurance Blog of the Year
2. Check back in a few hours for a new Friday Funny
3. Scroll down to see some CRAZY costumes at the Monster Dash
4. And stop back Saturday to see what CRAZY COSTUME I'll have just worn in a 6.23 kilometer race.


KK 7:14 PM, November 06, 2008  

I'm not a fan of DST either. I'm voting RIGHT now for your blog!

Mel-2nd Chances 7:20 PM, November 06, 2008  

don't like it either. :( reflective clothing does make for funny pics though

richvans 9:42 PM, November 06, 2008  

I think you actually mean "screw you standard time" This kind of inaccuracy could cost you some votes.

Unknown 9:44 PM, November 06, 2008  

How do you run in the dark without a headlamp?

Rainmaker 9:55 PM, November 06, 2008  

I enjoy the dark track workouts. It's fun stuff. And nice splits on the 800's. You outta try them with slightly less rest (i.e. 20 seconds). It makes them not-so-slightly more painful. ;) I almost managed to puke a few weeks ago - I think you would have approved of the potential photo op.

Awesome splits though.

Alisa 10:42 PM, November 06, 2008  

DST stinks! I miss summer...

Good job running in the dark!

Kelly 11:34 PM, November 06, 2008  

When it gets dark early, I feel like my day goes too quickly. Not like I notice, cause I work in a windowless building until 11 pm.

Unknown 11:50 PM, November 06, 2008  

that's pretty damn dark. good thing your vest works!!

MissAllycat 8:06 AM, November 07, 2008  

It kind of looks like you're wearing a reflective vest and a mini-skirt...

...which just bought my vote. :)

Unknown 10:05 AM, November 07, 2008  

The nice thing about this time of year in Arizona is that I can actually sleep in on the weekend and go out for a run without sweating my #$% off.

Formulaic 10:57 AM, November 07, 2008  

I feel you on coming home to darkness! It sucks.

Goodbye afterwork rides. Hello mindnumbing trainer workouts!

Ms. V. 11:18 AM, November 08, 2008  

You're a teacher too???

Aron 11:58 AM, November 10, 2008  

i hate the darkness too... i am trying to make myself a morning runner to deal with it.

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