Sunday’s long run

Sundays now means long distance running, and the program for
today was a 17 km run at around 1.42-1.59. I finished at 1.48, which I’m fairly pleased
with, however, the program describes this as slow pace. I don’t know
if I agree with that. In two weeks I have to run 18 km in the same time, and preferably
a little faster. That’s going to be interesting. I haven’t been to Löplabbet to
try out new shoes, so I fished out the old ones they recommended to me five years
ago, and they worked beautifully. Ran 6 km with them yesterday and didn’t feel a thing
today. We’ll see how my legs like it tomorrow.

I listened to the Rory Blyth.Net
show during
the run, and it was fun, if a little more devoid of actual content than the Sam
Gentile one
. However, I think it’s great news
that Rory will co-host
the show from now on, I think he’ll make an even better
host than interviewee. Just make sure he’s got plenty of his drug of choice before
you start to record.

1 mcal, and finally a use for WMA

The training
said to run 8 km in 48 minutes today, but as I’m still letting my legs
rest, I again went on the Precor elliptical trainer,
aiming for a 15 kcal/min pace. Since I wasn’t totally exhausted after the first few
minutes I increased the resistance over and over until I hit an (for me) insane resistance
and pace. I managed to keep that pace until the end, which gave an average of 20.12
kcal/min, or a little over 1000 kcal (or is that one mcal?) in 50 minutes. I feel
a little suspicious of that machine, it felt a little too easy. Or maybe I’m just
getting super fit.

A third explanation may be that I skipped the music, instead listening to the .NET
radio show, the episode
with Sam Gentile
. My JOS MP-100 has
WMA support, but I’ve never found a use for it until now. The episode was fairly uninteresting,
but Sam’s critique of COM
, and particularly the RCW system,
was spot on. However, I do disagree with hosts about the importance of the other Interop
direction (CCW),
since I’m currently working inside a COM framework in which I’d like to plug in .NET
classes. There’s got to be a lot of COM based frameworks around still, no?

Next time I’m going to listen to the Rory
his blog is hilarious, and I hope the show is as well.