Monday, January 12, 2009

Tuesday & Saturday

Let me know if anyone is up for a tempo workout tomorrow morning. I was thinking 2X2 mi with 2 min rest on the Arjun designed Ft. McHenry to Inner Harbor four mile route.

Also, Saturday I was thinking I need to get a better idea of my fitness - given there aren't any races in Baltimore I was thinking about running a time trial on the same 4 mile route. Let me know if anyone is up for that.

Finally, Kendra and I decided that we need to have folks over to our place. Obama is going to speak sometime Saturday afternoon at the War Memorial across from City Hall. The plan is to have people over right after the speech (we're less than a mile away). We'll make some drinks to warm everyone by our fireplace - maybe i'll even make a Fuerzangenbowle (rum soaked sugar lit on fire, melting into hot spiced wine) - I did learn something on my exchange trip to Germany.

You don't have to like Obama to come over - but, you do need to RSVP.

22 comments:

THE KRIS said...

i'm trying not to take it personally that you keep inviting people over when you know - KNOW - that i won't be around. whatev, what time is the workout?

Arjun Majumdar said...

I will be there tomorrow morning... meet at my house at 6:50 or at the fort at 7:10. Same pace as we have been running (5:30-40)?

Ben said...

sounds good to me. i'll meet you guys at the fort. similar pace to what we've been doing is fine.

THE KRIS said...

i'll be at arjun's pre-7 in the am.

Christine said...

I may be interested in the 4mi route on Saturday. My plan was to do a 10 mile run with a 5 mile progression in the middle (likely 5:50-5:35 if this is a flat route). Anyone doing a time trial will be much faster I imagine, but I'd be interested in warm up/cool down and at least starting the effort together.

///MM said...

I'll see you at the fort. Hopefully I'll finish my first 2 miles before you start your second...

RM said...

I will take off my underpants for your enjoyment

Ben said...

I think kyle is going to run on saturday too. so, it looks like we have at least 3 folks showing up. Let's say we start at 8:30am at Fort McHenry. So, we'll warmup before that - I'll probably show up around 8am.

Tim said...

Christine, I'd be happy to join you, depending on the time Saturday (Obama's coming) and possibly the weather, which is becoming quite frigid. Sorry for the contingencies.

Jen said...

I have no desire to run with you people, but I do enjoy drinking with you. Ben count me in for post-Obama fun. Can I bring something in particular?

Ben said...

beer/wine/chips - any of those would be fine. We'll probably order some food if/when people are hungry.

Eileen said...

Thanks for the invite. I'll be there w/ wine & maybe cookies. Also, I do have a jar of mulling spices--if you want me to bring it, let me know.

JAR said...

Hey Ben. For those of us who are less well informed, can you give us an address and time for your get-together? Thanks for the invite.

Ben said...

yep - sorry, meant to do that.

we live at the waterloo place apts - our address is 120 E. Centre, Apt. C. The best entrance is at St. Paul & Centre street. Our names aren't in the system - so, just give me a call on my cell (734) 945-9274 and I'll come get you.

///MM said...

Kris- it's just that if you came to Ben's we'd be waaaay over the age limit.

JAR said...

Okay,I am RSVPing. Looking forward to it. Thanks.

RM said...

what the f is mulling spices? i want DRINK

haha

ben i don't know if i'll be there on Saturday, as you are all aware i am trying to get out of dodge for the day...

Christine said...

So I was too much of a wimp to run outside in the cold last night and did the progression run I was intending for Saturday on the treadmill. My new plan is to do a hill workout in Mt.Washington on Saturday, probably mid morning. So don't wait for me at the Fort sat morning.

Ben said...

ryan, you can always bring over your own six pack of Zima's.

Ben said...

who is JAR?

Ben said...

small change of plans for saturday morning (if anyone other than kyle and I plan on running). We will meet at 8:30 at the science center for the warm-up.

JAR said...

Sorry, JAR is me--Jeff Rumbaugh (I feel like Batman when the Joker unmasks his secret blogging identity, or something like that).