Being April 1st, or April Fools Day, I decided to post some humour or satire in the world of running. Sadly, this is a true story.
I am from the old school… just do the hard work, stay injury free, perform and execute on race day.
No excuses, no showmanship, no hot dogging, no waving to the crowd.
After the race, shake everyone’s hand, say “good race”, put on your sweats, and grab a drink. See you at the post-race Party later.
Photo credits: Timeout.com
I do see the other end of the scale, too. Here is a quick synopsis of the London Hipsters vs. me:
London Hipsters: They diet and exercise
Jimson method: I eat and train.
London Hipsters: Paleo
Jimson method: Seefood diet. See the food, eat the food.
London Hipsters: Cross-Fit
Jimson method: 8 Lane synthetic track, Fitness4Less for weights
London Hipsters: Nike Air Max
Jimson method: 2 pairs of the cheapest shoes any Running store. Alternate days between them from the rain… and it does rain a lot in London.
London Hipsters: Pearl Izumi.
Jimson method: $0.99 cotton Garden gloves from Home Depot. I never wash them, just throw them out when dirty or smelly. (The latter is usually the case)
PANTS (Trousers in the UK :)
London Hipsters: Tights. Lululemon for women.
Jimson method: Long Johns under shorts/old pants over shorts.
HEART RATE MONITOR
London Hipsters: Garmin Fenix 3
Jimson method: Two fingers on neck. Do not press too hard on your neck as it can stimulate a reflex mechanism that can slow down the heart beat.
Vancouver Yuppies: Gatorade.
Jimson method: Gatorade at 50% dilution; post competition beer (on occasion)
Vancouver Yuppies: PowerBar or Clif Bar.
Jimson method: Snickers in the USA, Mars bars whilst in Canada and UK
London Hipsters: PowerGel or Goo
Jimson method: suck on my own mucous!