Saturday, February 16, 2008

Weekend Splits

Weekend Splits is my recap of things that I found interesting or humorous over the past week. If you have a submission for the weekend splits e-mail me.

I love that picture. I saw it in the form of a poster hanging in Niketown one day and wanted to post it here, but I could never find an online version of it... until this past week. Many thanks to My Life & Running for finding it and posting it.

As always, I’ll start by directing you to my post over at CRN. Your Right to Shoes, I mentioned it earlier in the week when it went up, but if you missed it then you should go and check it out.

It was a beautiful day for my long run here in Denver today, but tomorrow we’re expecting more snow. Ugh. If you’re experiencing some distasteful weather then I suggest you head on over to The Booze Hounds Inc. Running Team and heed Viper’s advice. He disagrees with T.S. Eliot, instead proclaiming that February the cruelest month and making a valid argument that this is drinking weather, not running weather.

Jamoosh takes issue with an “expert” who gave the following tip: “Don’t be a jerk and sprint to pass people in the last 100 meters. Those people ran 26.1 miles ahead of you. Show a little class.” I am going to have to politely disagree with this expert, only because I don’t know where to find him so that I can rudely disagree with him. If you ask me it sounds like someone is still bitter about getting “chicked” at his last race.

Hey! Who’s that over there in those sexy fishnet tights? It’s Topher! Come on Topher, I thought I knew you.

Speaking of men wearing wildly inappropriate athletic apparel, have you seen the new Speedos? Just when you thought that they couldn’t get any more inappropriate, they come out with a new swimsuit (the LZR Racer) that pretty much ensures that I won’t be watching any of the men’s swimming events at the upcoming Olympics. Let’s just say that it leaves little to the imagination. You can see a picture of Michael Phelps modeling the suit at the unveiling. But seriously, be warned. You’re not going to want to have to explain why you were looking at this picture to your kid or your boss. Here’s the picture in all of its phallic glory. (Image credit, or perhaps discredit goes to Uniwatch via With Leather.)

Comment of the Week
This award goes to Merry who commented on my The Difference Between Men and Women post saying:

Adopts a lamentably bad fake French accent:

Ah yes, my young friend, you must alwayz realize zere iz a vas differens between zee men and zee women.

I laughed, I snorted, I kicked myself for not thinking of it first. Nice work Merry.

Random Non-Running Related Video of the Week
This video comes from the show Sport Science. I think in this episode they are trying to prove that even when you attempt to do a serious study on the effects of getting hit by a tennis ball in the junk it’s still funny as all get out. I’m still not convinced though, I think we need to run some more testes tests, I meant tests. Also, notice the name of the ball machine while you watch it. Ironic?

Happy running everyone! Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Oh my God, I practically peed my pants when I clicked on the With Leather link!

  2. An award? Wow! I'd like to thank the academy, and my parents, and all the little people who worked so hard to make this moment possible... and the people who thought up the idea of making drunk drivers wear that new Speedo suit as a punishment.

  3. But that video is bizarre. I could just see that guy on a Monty Python video, Yes, I'd like the 'Blow on the head' please!

  4. That speedo is seriously what they are wearing in the Olympics? It's like I don't know if the kids will get to watch the swimming events...suppose I can just dvr them for later.......

  5. Nice post over at CRN! I've always given my shoes to goodwill type places... and wondered if they just toss my stinky shoes or sell them? Thanks for bringing the other options to light!

  6. hey great blog! I am worlong on mine and hoping to get it looking better overtime. I will pass yours along to my triathlon and runner friends

  7. Well that suit leave nearly nothing to the imagination. YEOUH

  8. I wonder what my heartbeat was just watching Jason get drilled in the crumple zone. Yeesh, what a dummy.

    Thanks for the shout out. This weekend I ran outside in shorts and it was niiice.

  9. Pulling up the website for Bejing swimming, so I can be sure to set the DVR correctly.


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