Poignant Irrelevance

Thursday, July 20, 2006

way to go landis, that was some gutsy stuff right there. gotta love it, there was no quit in him despite that big gap he had to make up. nothing was going to stop him from powering up those climbs. they say it was one of the greatest rides in tour history!

"In the last four or five kilometers, we attacked Landis with five riders -- and he was still better." -Sastre

"Landis destroyed the peloton on the opening climb"

"Sensing his rivals would be relatively depleted, Landis pedaled like a man possessed going all out for his Phonak squad."

thats inspiration for sure. he smoked everybody. it was amazing to watch him ride up to a group, and then the group would fall back one by one because they couldn't keep up with him. he did it all by himself.

i tried several times at work to infuse my excitement into other co-workers about how amazing it was that landis made up so much time (i was reading along with a live update). i mean he rode ~ 125 miles in 5 hours 25 minutes and destroyed the competition, come on people! nobody seemed to care. come on now, how can you just not care! look alive out there! geez that was frustrating. don't these people know how hard it is to push yourself to the limits!? come on!!! i wanted to shake them awake but they seemed to be satisified with living in ignorance of the tour goings-on and the training i can only imagine must have been required to get them that far in the race. oh well. i was able to watch the replay on oln tonight.
i ran close to 5.5 miles yesterday @ 9:56 pace average, and another couple miles tonight @ 9:25 (mile 1) and 8:38 (mile 2) and 8:35 (last 0.27 of a mile). i'm not going to be too far off from my goal this week from my estimation so thats nice. 15 on the schedule for saturday, buckle up! i forgot to eat pasta tonight though, i like to eat my big carb meal 2 nights out and then something smaller the night before.

turns out i have to travel next week and its also a crazy week at work, good thing its a step-back week.

have a good weekend everybody.


  • Don't you work with a bunch of accountants? How can you be surprised that they are unimpressed with stories of sports prowess? (I work with an entire department of them and I've given up talking to most of them about anything other than work. Oh, and baseball, too...they like baseball.)

    By Blogger Denise, at 10:14 AM  

  • I got funny looks for jumping up and down in my cube for about 5 minutes waiting to see how long it took Sastre to cross the line...

    By Blogger Jank, at 1:10 PM  

  • Floyd just makes me happy to be alive!! Whoa!

    By Blogger vj, at 1:25 PM  

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