Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Perfect Shame

I've always loved baseball and to be witness to a perfect game is rare!

We were watching perfection last night as Armando Galarraga pitched to 28 Cleveland batters. Twenty-eight because the umpire missed the call on what would have been the last out! Once again baseball will be criticized for not using the available technology to make correct calls.

This got me to thinking about what would be the perfect game in running?

Is it just a matter of breaking records? Can average Joe or Jane acheive perfection in their running? I know a few of you have Boston qualifying as an ultimate goal.

But what if you didn't run the 26.2 miles distance?

What about a sub-40 10K race? Or a one mile run in sub-6?

What would be perfect for you???????????


Marlene said...

I have a few long-term running goals... 21:XX 5K, sub-45 10K, sub-1:45 HM and the good old BQ. Some day, some day....

Lily on the Road said...

It was a heartbreaker of a call last night, but both the ump and Armando are class acts...both understood the immense disappointment in the mistake.

What's perfect for me? Just being able to get out and run painfree. As I get older it is not about speed, it is about endurance, I want to still be running in 20 years.

JoannaRuns said...

My "perfect" would be a sub-2 half! Six minutes and nine seconds to go!

Run Jess Run said...

Right now it's just running the longer distances.