Wednesday, March 7, 2007

My plan to reclaim the marathon joggling title

Today's joggling plan: Rest and drink some beer (Mill St. Tankhouse Ale)

At last September's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, I set a new Guinness World Record for joggling in a time of 2 hours, 57 minutes and 44 seconds. Two months later, Zach Warren, who seems to be making a habit out of this, smashed my young record with a sizzling 2:52:15.

So the question is: How does this Bloggling Joggler plan to shave 5 1/2 minutes off his previous time? Here is the plan:

1) Pray to the wind gods for a less gusty marathon day.
2) Switch to smaller, lighter beanbags – harder to catch but easier on the arms.
3) Use Zach to help pace me to a faster time.
4) Train harder – so far, so good.
5) Improve my juggling skills.
6) Avoid losing 2 minutes at the end of the race by frantically scrambling to pick up dropped beanbags while trying to joggle through a dark underpass (this happened in Toronto).

That should do it.

Thanks to USA Today's sports blog for mentioning The Bloggling Joggler today:

"Our apologies for not getting to the "bloggling joggler" today, but best of luck in your marathon showdown. Multitasking is getting out of hand these days. It's hard to keep focused on your wow what a goal for Barcelona new publishing system takes permalinks apple juice."