Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Day 4 - The War Between Men & Women!.....
...........War Between "Virtual Partner" & Me!
.....easy to see who won!
Program : 8km steady run at a 'medium' pace.
'Easy' at the start & build the pace if feeling good!
A sure way of 'building the pace' as well as 'feeling good', is to take Virtual Partner along for the ride.
He didn't much like it!
8km on the same course as for the last 2 Wednesdays - 4km out & 4km back.
Previous times on this course were 58:19 & 57:34.
Outward bound - he, Virtual Partner, was way behind! I was at the 4km turnaround in 28:08 & I'd gained 20m on him. Nevertheless, he had that certain sneer of confidence on his face, as if to say: "There's another 4km back, Sweetheart!"
That was all I needed to see & hear, nevertheless there was a little heart fluttering when I realized the way back was mostly uphill...and no down dale! But, to win ........... a Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do! So, with sword drawn & cloak flying in the hot dry wind, we set out on what was going to be a fight to the death ....no give on either side!
The beastly armour-clad Virtual Partner stormed away, leaving me standing there on the hill top with sword raised, hair flying & legs barely moving. Little by little I started to gain some ground and, seeing VP was hopeless on downhills, as soon as one came into sight, I flashed past him & at the same time, inflicted the first of two near fatal wounds by plunging the sword, fair & square, right into his butt!
From there on I sped along the road, while VP was dragging his sorry butt.... but still not giving up. One last hill lay ahead & suddenly he was right there beside me! The battle could be lost & so, so near to the finish!
Well, like I said : "A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do"....I ran the sword right through him.... "from fore to aft he could feel a draught!" I, on the other hand, took off & crossed the finish line ahead of him in 53:39... a good negative split to boot & a PB of 4 minutes for that particular war zone!
I stayed to take care of his wounds, we kissed & made up & live to fight another day!