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July 9, 2013

Catme 13/Glass Effect: Day 5 — POV mile run at last night's Charlottesville Track Club all-comers meet

The Charlottesville Track Club holds a series of summer evening all-comers meets every year.


No pre-entry or pre-registration, $1 for members/$2 for non-members to run all the events you want.

Last night's (Monday July 8) was the first of three weekly meets this month comprising this year's series.

I decided to drop down from my usual 5K (12.5 laps of the magnificent new world-class UVA track at Lannigan Field) and instead put all my energy and running wood behind the very fastest mile I was capable of running while filming the whole thing with Glass.

I was thinking it might be less disturbing and disorienting than the video I shot a couple days ago of my two-mile cross-country run from my house into town.

This morning's video offers a minute or two of pre-race activity as well as some post-race stuff.

Going in, my goal was to break 7 minutes.

I ran a 7:04 mile at a meet on this very same track in May, my first timed mile in at least a decade.

Watch the video (up top) and see if I succeeded last night.

Tell you what: that last lap hurt — big-time.

But then, that's the way it's supposed to be: if it didn't hurt, well, then, I left something in the tank — and that's not the way you play the game.

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Very impressive, and not at all disturbing or disorienting - a vast improvement over the neighborhood tour. In fact, very Steadicam-ish! So, movies next? Oh boy! (Now, go out and re-do the run for the fruit cups.)

I especially liked the spitting part at the end. Wait, that WAS spitting, right? Ot maybe the old hold one nostril down and let 'er rip out the other nostril...anyway, whichever, I thought it was a highlight. I'm liking this Glass thing!

Posted by: Flautist | Jul 9, 2013 1:10:22 PM

Very, very even gait.

Glad to see that you don't always fall victim to that "secret agent runner" business where, " they're giving you a number and taking 'way your name" (with apologies to Johnny Rivers).

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 9, 2013 11:15:47 AM

I begin to envision the possibilities with Google Glass.

Posted by: antares | Jul 9, 2013 8:39:03 AM

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