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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.
I do see the other end of the scale, too. Here is a quick synopsis of the Yuppies Runners in Vancouver vs. me:
Vancouver Yuppies: They diet and exercise
Jimson method: I eat and train.
Vancouver Yuppies: Atkins
Jimson method: Seefood diet. See the food, eat it.
Vancouver Yuppies: Nike Shox.
Jimson method: 2 pairs of the cheapest shoes at Running Room. Alternate days between them from the rain.
Vancouver Yuppies: Pearl Izumi.
Jimson method: $0.99 cotton Garden gloves from Home Depot. Never wash them, just throw them out when dirty or smelly. (The latter is usually the case)
Vancouver Yuppies: Tights. Lululemon for women.
Jimson method: Long Johns under shorts/old pants over shorts.
HEART RATE MONITOR
Vancouver Yuppies: Polar HRM.
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
Vancouver Yuppies: PowerGel or Goo
Jimson method: suck on my own mucous… Yuck!