Thursday, March 5, 2009

4 8 15 16 23 42.....

4  8  15  16  23  42......

Nope, not the famous "Lost" numbers sequence that is one of the show's most prominent recurring themes.

Nope, not the winning lottery numbers played by the 10 co-workers at Chubb Corp's commercial-insurance unit in Wednesday's Mega Millions 12-state lottery.  Oh, and those folks are going to split a $216 million jackpot.

Yet, each of these numbers had a little something to do with today's training run and day in general (as they relate to time, distance and temperature).....

4:50 A.M. - Time the alarm went off this morning.

8.65 - Total miles run today.

15 Degrees - Outside temperature at the start of today's run.

5:16 A.M. - Time of the start of today's run.

23 Degrees - Outside temperature when leaving for work.

42 Degrees - Outside temperature at the time of the writing of this post.

How about that episode of "Lost" last night.  Loved it.

Also, don't forget to check out yesterday's edition of This Week In Running at to see some of the races/events that are taking place this weekend.


  1. I really admire you for getting out of bed that damn early. Geez! On my days off I wait until afternoon to run simply because I have NO motivation that early in the morning. Oh, and it's 87 degrees here right now! Come on down! Peace!

  2. Cold run... Great episode...

  3. Love that is a creative post, well done my friend :-)

    even though I think it would have been a bit better if we were the co-workers at chubb who won -lol

    can u say "poker bankroll" --haha ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY !!

  4. Great work Tony. Your training is unbelievable! This is going to be an epic year for you!


  5. I am super jealous that you are able to get in a run before work. I did do about 25 minutes of yoga before heading to the office, which helped a little. Today is the first nice day in Pittsburgh for a LONG time, so instead of billing hours I am dreaming of ways to sneak out of here at 4pm to go for a run!