Run for Saturday, 2008-02-16

I ended up running a little farther than I had intended, and I know I’m going to feel it tomorrow, but it was still a good run. I set up my bottle 4 mi out this time, which worked out well. I like being able to hit it twice, and I think it’s more effective that way than just having it at the half-way point. Today I tried Hammer’s Heed, and it worked out well enough. The flavor (Mandarin Orange) wasn’t overpowering, nor too sweet. Good deal. Apparently, it’s just a liquid form of their gel packs, and thus only usable for up to two-hour runs, so I need to poke around and see if anyone local carries their Perpetuem line.

Run for Saturday, 2008-02-16

I cannot believe I maintained a 9:26 pace for over 90 minutes. I had no idea I could do that. Again, it’s certainly not Olympic-level, but it’s not half bad for a coder-geek.


I did a bit of math:

$ 0.0073 cost per kcal of a Burrito Bol
11.5 distance run, in miles
1,525 kcal spent running
$ 11.20 cost for enough Bols to replenish lost kcal
$ 1.49 cost per 20 oz serving of Heed
$ 1.25 cost per 32 oz Vitamin Water
$ 1.99 cost per 1 pkg Clif Shot Bloks
$ 1.25 cost per Hammer Gel
$ 2.24 cost in gas for drive to bottle
$ 19.42 total cost of run

Each of these long weekend runs costs me no less than $20, not including the amortized cost of the inevitable knee surgery if I continue the sport long-term. I’m not sure how to feel about that.

By Rick Osborne

I am a web geek who has been doing this sort of thing entirely too long. I rant, I muse, I whine. That is, I am not at all atypical for my breed.