Tuesday, January 31, 2006

How Fast is Fast?



So you think you're fast? Did you see the times for the P.F. Chang's Rock'n'Roll Arizona Marathon? Yup boys and girls a NEW WORLD RECORD by Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia for the half marathon, 58:55. That is a pace of right around 4 min 40 seconds per mile! That is pick 'em up and put'em down quick like. The winner of the marathon, Shimelis Mola also of Ethiopia did it in 2:13:08....also pretty fast!

So it makes my little run thru the woods seem like I'm going real slow, which I did today a slow 7 mile recovery run. I'm hoping to swim at lunch time.

15 comments:

Cliff said...

You on your bike is still pretty fast.

psbowe said...

It almost seems impossible doesn't it! It's amazing that someone can actually run that FAST!

Fe-lady said...

Did you see the coverage on FSN last weekend? Pretty good!
He's so smooooth when he runs!
All legs and lungs!

nancytoby said...

There are some days I can hardly ride my bike that fast.

I'm waiting to see a sub-2-hour marathon. WHEN is the only question!

Bolder said...

that's insane!

imagine if you were like an average kenyan, and say ran a 3 hour marathon, and everyone called you a slacker!

i'm glad i'm not kenyan, i'd be such an embarrassment!

robtherunner said...

That is a pretty amazing half marathon time. Speed is definitely relative.

Ellie said...

For us mortals to aspire to such times is like me wishing I looked like Christie Brinkley (who is just about my age...)

Just ain't gonna happen.

So we do the best we can with what we've got. Or what we've not.

Chris said...

That's just flat out sick!

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