running

I went running around Margaret Island tonight.  I had a good pace for the first 4 kilometers, and I picked up my speed for the final 1.5 kilometers.  The last 1 km is really dark.  There are no lights and lots of big trees.  I could hardly see, so I decided to close my eyes while I was running.  My goal was to close my eyes until I got really nervous about running into a tree or something.  Don’t worry, there were no collisions.  Of course, I could only keep my eyes closed for 4-5 seconds.  But hey, that’s a long time when your running.  And somehow I stayed in the middle of the track.  It was so cool.  But don’t try this at home. 

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4 Comments

  1. Dude. 20 steps is insane! That would be at least 10 seconds.

    Well, I’m thinking that we should add this event to the decathalon and thus create a hendecathalon (11 events). I’d like to see a bunch of guys sprinting down the track with their eyes closed.

  2. It’s funny you mention this because I was running near my dad’s in Kansas City today. I was on a greenway that was very dark with the overcast pre-sunrise sky. I kept wondering if I was going to smack into a tree branch, but I never had the guts to close my eyes. I will try that on my next greenway run, but only on one that I’m familiar with.

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