I will try to update from time to time with new Flickr and Picasa Photostreams of the various cities around the world of Nike's The Human Race 10K. I will add a few blogs that I may stumble apon. We will start with Signapore where the race finished and is already over. If you have a Photostream/Blog or Slideshow add a comment below. I know for me I like to view the various photos from around the world. Austindotcom's Flickr Photo Stream from Austin has pictures of Lance Armstrong and the other celebrity runners. Also check out the Official nike Running Blog for a few photos from Portland LINK
Argentina: Bruno's Photostream LINK Muvi's Photostream LINK Guillermo's Web Album LINK 0millencolinO's Photostream LINK
Austin, TX Topseo's Photostream LINK Austindotcom's Photostream LINK Brianb's Photostream LINK PiranaBros' Blog LINK Eric's Photostream LINK Katie's Photostream LINK urbangrounds Blog LINK Phillip's Photostream LINK Hopson's Photostream LINK
Australia: Venki's Web Album LINK DownUnder's Photostream LINK
Chicago: Erin's Photostream LINK Vito's Web Album LINK Kdoohan's Photostream LINK Ejshea's Photostream LINK
Isatnbul: Caner's Photostream LINK Kanzuk's Photostream LINK
Signapore: Calvin's Web Album LINK Dwayne's Blog LINK Runwitme Blog LINK La Senza's Web Album LINK Danny's Web Album LINK & LINK Tan's Photostream LINK Jinn's Photostream LINK Pinkass' Photostream LINK Bernardoh's Photostream LINK Macbiff's Photstream LINK Noelaup's Photostream LINK Xin3's Photostream LINK Linlian's Photostream LINK
Madird, Spain: Canecillo's Photostream LINK PinkerTone's Photostream LINK Agustin's Photostream LINK
Warsaw: Rafal's Web Album LINK Igornot's Photostream LINK
Unclassified: Getty Editorial Images LINK Abenefit2u's Photostream LINK Qualen's Photostream LINK Tina's Blog LINK Snafu's Photostream LINK Ksyan's Photostream LINK JRunnings Blog LINK Gijsbregt's Photstream LINK Woji's Photostream LINK Kitzzy's Blog LINK Jackey's Web Album LINK Zhang's Web Album LINK runningdatcom Blog LINK Junsik's Web Album LINK rundangerously Blog LINK Chunkymunkee's Photostream LINK JohnnyDog's Photostream LINK Magamaga's Photostream LINK Bobo's Blog LINK Staff's Photostream LINK Jake's Photostream LINK Tanjun's Photostream LINK
I felt a bit restless so I ran to the gym and did some weight training. Not that much just a quick circuit. Worked on upper body/arms/shoulders/chest. Figure I'll be running tonight so that will be my cardio.
I did run the quick trip to the gym. Normally the Nike+ reads this run around .7 miles but not today. The run to the gym registered .57 miles.
Then the run home registered .55 miles.
I can never figure it out. Maybe something is wrong with the sensor. Once I uploaded my run Nike+ gave me a free iTunes download. It's a 10K training podcast from Nike. I think it is the one I got already for free with the Nike training run. I'll check it out later. But if you want a free podcast 10K training program and you have Nike+. Well just run today synch and you get a free download. It's just for today in conjunction with the Nike+ Human Race.
For the official Nike+ Human Race Los Angeles page visit inside.nike.com LINK. IMPORTANT RACE DAY INFORMATION
Nike+ Human Race – Los Angeles Los Angeles Coliseum Sunday, August 31st, 2008 Race Start: 8:31:08 PM
Race Day Schedule of Events 6:30 PM Venue open to runners 7:30 PM Start area opens to runners 8:00 PM All Runners must be in their starting corral 8:31:08 PM RACE START!
Important Reminders Be sure to wear your official Nike Dri-Fit shirt at the event. If you want to see the concert, you have to wear your official shirt! Your participant number will serve as your admission ticket to see an exclusive post-race concert. Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West along with Hip Hop artist and actor, Common, will be performing! Due to limited space only participants will be allowed beyond the finish line and in the concert area. No guests allowed. Each finisher will receive a specially designed Nike+ Human Race Finisher’s award.
There are no ATM’s located in the venue. Please bring your ID and enough cash for parking, food and beverage concessions. Also, be sure to bring a jacket as it may get chilly.
Aaron Peirsol and Brendan Hansen will support their sponsor Nike and participate in the 'Nike+ Human Race' event, which is being promoted as the "largest running event in history". The race, which is taking place in 25 cities across the world, will kick off at 6:30 PM local time in Austin, TX on Sunday.
Other local celebrity runners include Lance Armstrong and former WNBA star Cynthia Cooper.
For more info on the Nike+ Human Race visit the event website LINK. The Austin, TX info page can be found here.
UPDATE: According to Austin News 8 Aaron Peirsol can't run but will be on hand. Come on Aaron, what do you mean you can't run? It's only a 10K! Wimp! Check out Austin News 8 Sports Team as they interview Brendan Hansen who will be running. Go Brendan! LINK
I wanted to sleep in. I even hit the snooze button as my iPhone tried to wake me up. Even as I was walking the bike out the front door at 5:42 I was thinking how nice it would be to sleep in. Hell even during most of the warm up once I started to swim I was thinking I can head home and skip swimming. I've left workouts before I can do it again.
I stuck it out. It wasn't pretty but I finished the workout. Actually once I got past the warm up everything was okay. As for the warm up I did about a 150 before we started the warm up set. Some of which I had to take a pee break. The warm up set was three times 75 Drill 1:10 / 4x50's Kick on 55 / 100 Swim / 25 Build. First round freestyle, second round stroke choice and third round IM. Before I head to swim I take my FRS energy drink with a big tumbler of water so I usually need to pee during the warm up set. Plus I figure I'll get it out of the way so I can do the main set without stopping.
Freestyle Main Set: 4x100's on 1:15 200 on 2:40 4x75's on 55 I think 2x200's on 2:40
The 200's were to be descended. So the last 200 was to be 85-90%. I really felt strong during most of the set. Actually was doing pretty good timing. The last 200 took all my energy.
Stroke or IM Set: 4x75s on 1:05 (i did them backstroke) 1x100 on 1:30 (i did it butterfly) 4x50's on 45. (i did one fly, 2x back and one freestyle) 2x100's on 130 (i did them butterfly)
Like the 200s the 100's were to be descended. I haven't been swimming that much butterfly recently so I was a bit rusty. Between running last night and just my general feeling of being tired doing 3x100's butterfly was a bit much. I don't even know if my stroke is looking good or not for the fly it was just a matter of finishing today.
Don't know when I'll swim next my best guess is Tuesday. I could try a lap swim first thing Saturday morning but who knows. I may just take a few days off from swimming. I won't swim Sunday afternoon as I'll have the Nike Human Race that evening. So this might have been the last swim for August. So three months to Short Course Meters Regionals. Let the countdown begin.