Vienna City Marathon 2013,第一次半马记录

训练12周以后迎来维也纳城市马拉松。这个周末维也纳天气突然大好,上周还是风雪交加。今天最高17度,晴天,微风。

因为3周前一次18k稍微激进了点,左脚踝一直有点痛,特别是每次跑完以后第二天。各种训练信息上反复强调的初级跑者一定要耐心,不要随便加强训练计划,确实如此。这次比较运气,左脚踝伤不严重,最后三周把短程慢速的恢复跑都停了,只跑长距,排酸和间歇。自己的云南白药用完了,还把朋友家的药都用光了。每次跑了以后贴膏药休息2天,然后又可以跑,跑了又不舒服,继续贴膏药。以后记住有小伤就马上停,好了以后还能继续练,拖着可能会有大麻烦。

起床。6点半起床,排空,炒饭。蛋炒饭加咖啡是冬季练习赛发现的无敌组合。起跑前1个半小时吃完,跑起来没有不适,跑完半马都不会饿。感觉了一下脚踝,稍微有点痛,但是应该不影响。检查装备,8点出门。15km水站就在家门口,志愿者已经开始准备了。一路上都是去参赛的人,上班都没这么挤过!

到达。到了联合国前面的出发点,好多人都在热身。和传说中的一样,每个角落都有人撒尿……厕所永远都不会够的。这个步骤我就省了,反正那时候撒尿都是心理因素。

起跑。自觉的去了1:45-2:00的出发区,虽然没有人挤人,也没什么空间跑。9点起跑,各种音乐和口号响了好久人群才开始动。后来看官方结果,走加小跑7分钟才到起跑点。起跑点以后大家才开始有点跑的感觉。这是第一次正式半马,目标2小时,也就是大约5:40/k。为了留点余地,消除gps误差的影响,前16k配速定在5:37/k。第一公里跑了5:50。之后的速度就比较正常了。三公里以后看了一眼心跳,靠,180啊,这个是98%最大心跳了。我平时在这个速度上就是正常的半马目标心跳92%左右。不知道是因为主要的训练都在很冷的时候,还是就是简单的紧张。反正呼吸和感觉都没问题,就这样吧。太阳还是很讨厌的,从我1月底开始训练到上周末,我都不记得有一次长距见到太阳的,只记得雨雪和冻住的水壶。

5k。人没觉得少,一直都在选择下面几十米跟谁超谁,什么时候超,怎么超,超了又跟谁,当然也不停的有人超过去。大部分时候前方有两三米的空间就算舒服了。这个状态基本上持续到结束。这是训练的时候不会有的!冬季练习赛的时候人也少多了。5km左右的时候发现人群开始乱动,横向移动的人突然增多,才意识到到了第一个水站。过水站的阵势确实开了眼界,不管在哪,速度都要减慢,地面全是水和踩碎的杯子,噼里啪啦响了大概1分钟才过。后面的水站供水在一边还好点,前面几个两边供水的水站都是这么混乱。除了保持在路中间,也没什么办法,这地方没几条宽的路。冬季跑的经验和老板的建议起了大作用,不要去水站,每个水站能浪费半分钟,自己带水。关键还是要避免去人群乱挤。

5k以后一路正常,保持速度。虽然维也纳马拉松号称经过几大景点,基本上那些景点跑起来没法看的,不撞到人就不错了。跑的中间还是有点风景,大概跑过了三个啦啦队,三个乐队,超了一个穿大号啤酒瓶的。那个泡沫啤酒瓶有大概2米高,从我看到到超过大概跑了2km,还跑得真不慢哦,不知道是跑什么距离的。不过老婆在起点看到了穿mankini跑的……不知道这个是啥的自己搜。

前面10k虽然脚一直有点痛,但是也没有什么影响。感觉一切正常,10k开始有意识的提速了一点点直到16k。提速以后脚踝的痛感就消失了。后来看记录前16k平均速度就是计划的5:37/k。维也纳马拉松路线比较平,大约10k开始是个很缓上坡到18k,实际跑起来没有明显感觉。按照计划16k过后应该开始加速,但是那段太挤,好像也没人加速,就算按照5:37的配速完成也能达成2小时的目标,决定先缓一下。过了17k,明显感觉人群开始躁动。顺势提速。18k-21k平均速度5:20/k。

终点。终点在霍夫堡宫前的英雄广场。除了时间之外,我还有个目标是在专业组全马过终点之前到达,可以看他们冲线。过终点的时候看到跑半马的格布雷希拉希耶还在全马的终点处等别的同行。这次全马的冠军是Sugut, 2:08, 我过终点时表上时间是2:05。我如果等两三分钟就能看到Sugut冲线,但是我过了终点就忘记这个目标了。脑子那会有点空,只想一直走路放松。顺着通道领了奖牌和吃的。另外领了一罐无酒精的啤酒,就是前面我超过那个大啤酒瓶的牌子。喝了两口,确实不如功能饮料好喝,扔了。一直给老婆打电话,直到完全走出了终点区域,做了一下拉伸,才联系上老婆。人太多,她在终点附近根本看不到我,都不知道我已经过了好一会了。休息够了查成绩,chip time 1:58:14。平均步速5:36/k。完全按照计划完成。但是心跳比训练快了很多,全程在180以上,虽然似乎没有影响发挥,跑全马这个状态应该是不行的。

吃饭,洗澡。一切恢复正常。接下来准备主要练核心和腿部力量这些。冬天开始准备明年的全马,这之前看看今年下半年还有没有哪个近的地方能跑个半马。

A Brief History of Communix

A German design, Russian implementation, and Chinese copy.

Germans have never implemented it. Russians forced them to use the Russian implementation till it crashed.

Russians are running a new system but still influenced by the old one.

Chinese kept the core, but redesigned the system with Capitalix API. The API is not exactly compatible with the core. It’s buggy, but seriously fast. Architectural change is unlikely in near future.

Happy Plumbing

According to my usual frequency of blogging, this is very likely my last post before my wife’s arrival.

Since last week, I started to thoroughly clean and fix my apartment.  Not that the apartment was dirty or broken. To me, this is just a better idea to welcome my wife than throwing a bachelor party.

After finishing those baby tasks like wiping off dust in my living room and shining my bathtub, I had to face my kitchen. Honestly, I didn’t take care of it very well, partly because of lacking experience, and partly laziness. My oily Sichuan cooking was evident all over my cooking area. It took me in total 4-5 hours to rub off the residues on the induction stove, clean the cooking desk, and cover the desk with aluminum foil. So far, the tasks were accomplished by hard work rather than skill and gift.

Then comes the awesome part concerning the title of this post. My kitchen drain was half-clogged for a while. Though still functioning, I knew the nightmare of all kitchens was looming. I wanted to clean my washing area on Sunday, so Saturday night, I applied some Rohrfrei power-gel. Sunday morning, I poured some hot water in the drain, but water still flowed slowly. I kept pouring. After about 5 kettles, quite contrary to internet wisdom, it was fully clogged! On fucking nothing-is-working-except-god-and-google Sunday! Since I had no proper tool, I went jogging, and proved running away doesn’t solve anything. After some searching and mental preparing, I left work early today to buy tools. I couldn’t find a drain auger in OBI, and I forgot to check the German word for it. But a video ad with frustrating faces in front of clogged drains caught me immediately. It eventually led me to buy my first tool today–Drain Buster–an air pump.

Drain Buster

Back home with all the hopes suggested by the jubilant actors at the end of the ad, I pumped my drain again and again for about an hour. Nothing changed. It was already 4 pm. I realized if I wanted to sleep well tonight, I had to find a drain auger. I asked some friends to find out how to say drain auger in German. Yet another amazing word–Rohrreinigungsswelle, or Rohrreinigungsspirale. OBI again, this time with some smooth conversation with staff, I found it, the ultimate solution I firmly believed in.

Drain Auger

It’s a 4.5-meter manual auger. The blue box hides the long steel snake nicely. It’s easy to use, but still requires some trials to master it. Finally, I was able to push the snake through the second turn in my drain. I kept pushing and tried to feel the move inside the filthy complex. I didn’t detect the malicious clog, but I enjoyed pushing the snake forward, till I found that I have used all the 4.5 meters. Then I was seriously confused. The drain clog in my apartment can’t be 4.5 meters deep in the pipes. 4.5 meters, I must have reached downstairs, and somehow missed the clog. I poured some water, nothing changed yet. And even more terrifying at that moment was that I couldn’t pull it out! I guess the price is different for hiring a plumbing service and tearing down the whole drain system in wall. Fortunately, it turned out that if turning the snake in one direction is easy to push it in, turning it reversely will naturally pull it out. I dragged the snake out bit by bit. Maybe half way back, I heard the sound of flowing water. But even so, I didn’t feel water flowed anyhow faster from my basin. In the last part of pulling, I could smell something typically deep in sewer, and saw the gray, shining and filthy mud brought back by the auger. I have definitely gone too far, and in the end, I got only some little amount of hair at the head of the snake. The whole pushing and pulling action took me 1 hour or so. Still, nothing changed. Frustrated, and pondering if redoing it would help or it’s time to call a service, I started to use the pump again as a desperate, last-ditch effort. All of a sudden, I heard, like a sound from heaven, water rushed into the drain. I couldn’t recall exactly what was on my mind at that very moment. I was lifted. Some happy moments of my life quickly flashed, and in the end Obama kicked in to remind me this was the day Bin Laden was killed. I turned on my tap to let hot water go through the drain, flushing whatever was left in the drain and enjoying the sound of flow. Mission accomplished.

In highest spirits, I quickly cleaned the washing area and basin, restored everything.

My wife will soon be coming, this time literally.

Austrian Business

A blog is like a shark. It must keep moving, or die…

Austria is not a country known for business creativity. Two shopping seasons a year with moderate discounts. Limited choice on almost any consumer products, and very limited supply of size S, if there is any in a real sense. Predictable sales in supermarkets. Sky-high price for electronic products. However, low house price. I am happily living here with all the inconveniences because I believe this is socialism. In reality, having observed these stubborn facts, my expectations had become reasonably low till two recent cases lit me up again.

I am looking for a new mobile phone subscription because my current one is about to expire. Bullshit! I just want an iPhone 4! I am now with Orange. It offers reasonable iPhone deals, among which the most attractive is iPhone 4 16G for €1 if you pay €39 monthly in the next two years. Under this contract you get free call minutes and SMS which nobody cares but enough for ten years or more, and most important to iPhone, 6 GB data per month. But this is ONLY for new customers. By definition, a new customer is a guy who signs a new contract and binds it to a phone number which isn’t bound to Orange currently. Sounds reasonable. But I am an old customer, so I checked the deals for old customers first. Then I realized how terrible I am to Orange as a customer. The only way I can get an iPhone and bind it to my current contract is to buy it from Orange Bonus Club. Big bonus, €549 just for the phone. On top of this, I have to pay €15 per month for a 3GB data package if I would like to use iPhone in the way suggested by Mr. Jobs as all other normal iPhone users do, plus €16 monthly fee of my current contract. You do the calculation. I have a very high brand loyalty. If I follow a brand, I hardly change, so I asked Orange how I can renew myself. The answer is simple–die, then I can be reborn. I have to end my contract, sign a new one and change to a new number. Well, I am more loyal to my number than to Orange. Under EU regulation, customers can switch between operators without changing number, so why on earth bother with Orange? Other operators also have good deals to new subscribers, although I heard they are equally unwilling to keep their old subscribers. Anyway, I reserved one from Drei (3). Don’t know if I will get it this year since its offers are the cheapest on the market. To summarize the Austrian operators’ approach to customers: you can switch from one operator to another easily and economically without changing phone number, but you cannot get the same benefits by switching from one contract to another within one operator. In other words, operators in Austria do their best to attract more users as all the reasonable operators in the world do. At the same time they also forcefully kick out old customers when their contracts end. €549 for an locked iPhone with useless contract is not a bonus, but a fine. This is against common sense of marketing. But on second thought, it is perfectly in line with socialism–operators share customers politely.

When I moved into this apartment, I found one switch didn’t work well. I fixed it but broke the frame of the switch plate.

My quest for a frame begins. I went to one local construction supermarket, and immediately noticed that the frames were all of one size, although there were several brands and models. The major differences are the color and the number of switches framed. To be clear, by different colors I mean something from white to off-wite, and light-grey to grey, certainly not orange, green, blue, pink, red, golden, or violet. For one moment there I was picturing in my mind that all the wall switches in Austria are of the same size, look almost the same, and presumably do the same thing. With a little reasoning you can further get a somewhat stunning conclusion that all the Austrian homes look similar because there are not many alternatives on anything needed for decoration. Surely for the locals home is not a place to be creative. I bought one without even taking out the broken frame in my pocket because I supposed if there was only one size, it must fit. Unfortunately, this would only happen in a perfect world, not a socialist one. I returned it, checked another market, found the very same and only size. In fact, I found the same brands and models in another market at the same price. Thank goodness this market uses another font to print price! I reported the situation to my landlord. She checked a couple of markets as well. No luck. But she shared with me the message from the markets about why no frame matches mine. The size of switches changes every some years, maybe ten, for pushing people to buy more switches. Thus only one size is kept available at one time. Very logical marketing. If one of my switches breaks, I am going to change it and all other 10+ switches in my flat because I can’t find the size anymore. If I refurbish my flat, I am not going to throw out all my old switches because they still fit. Sorry, my landlord and I share the same illogical view to this world. We decided just to glue the bloody frame.

new age, new life

gone are the days of getting older…come is the age of getting even older…29了。
 
昨天去ikea买了个写字台,晚上装到1点钟。今天收拾整理几个小时,因为这个写字台,房间的感觉不再是出租房了。
 
 
书有点少……没啥文化
线是万恶之源
收拾容易,保持就难了,立此存照。
 

抽中盲审!

今年抽40%,1-3-7-9四个号,我是3。

常常发现有人通过搜索找到我去年这个时候的一篇文章,请大家瞻仰一下,以示对我的支持。

http://pathoslee.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!b0e5bc78d7086e06!350.entry

用“盲审通过率”作为关键字,这篇在baidu的第一页,google的第四页,据我估计是我目前被搜索最多,也是排名最高的文章。不知道是不是这篇文章就注定了我要被抽中。

时间紧迫,我就不多说了。希望大家可以积极回帖给我加油。

马萨一洗前耻,宝马强势上位!——F1巴林站

宝马的杆位无疑是最大的惊喜,三足鼎立之势再次被证实,但是Kubica还没有做好做老大的准备。发车显然是由于车的差距,kubica几乎没有争夺的机会就被massa吃掉,kimi也很快超过kova,虽然kova努力的抢回位置,但是还是在不到一圈的距离内被搞定。第四圈的时候Kimi一举超过Kubica,仍然轻松。kova无论是技术还是车况都不能适应宝马和法拉利的冲击,被heidfeld超过之后,红白两队各自到位。Kubica是轻油并不意外,但是宝马的速度毫无疑问会给mclaren造成持续的冲击。Massa今天再没有送出大礼,拿到今年首冠众望所归。
Hamilton的发车不知道是什么原因,一下就掉到中部,最倒霉的是,掉到alonso的后面……此时alonso心里应该比拿冠军还高兴,这次不搞你,今年怕是没机会了。果然在一次试图超车的时候被alonso阴掉了本来就摇摇欲坠的前鼻翼,我以为alonso也要就此收工庆祝去了,但是他居然带着点残缺的尾翼把丰田的glock压制得没有脾气,直到glock进站才被超过。Hamilton换掉前鼻翼以后落到后面,载着重油被亚久里和印度力量小小的蹂躏了一番。fisi对他的阻挡还是非常漂亮,无奈的在直道毫无技术含量的被羞辱。hamilton的车应该在两次碰撞中受了很大的影响,虽然此后仅有一次进站,但是再次落到14名,超过了中岛一贵,再也没有机会超过fisi。

三个月的暑假

我的暑假总是按3个月算的,因为我总是认为10.1长假以前不会有心情做事。现在,这个暑假终于要结束了……
为了不让自己过得太无聊和内疚,我和很多人一样选择在暑假的时候去打工,3个月的暑假和很多地方的打工时间要求也很一致。
既然没有计划过在9月份做什么学校的事,也就不存在打工和学业冲突的问题,即使时间有点冲突,也比心理冲突好解决得多。
不过,没有冲突不代表没有问题。每次打工,都觉得精疲力竭。不知道是因为打工的地方太远还是工作本来就比做博士生压力大,去年今年都是这样,都会在打工的时候有明显的心理变化(具体什么变化就不说了,隐私,呵呵),这就是为什么space中断了一个多月……。一休息下来就好了,回到学校,压力再大也没有这种感觉。
暑假中和暑假后的一切都是在计划之中,连打工结束以后的轻松和轻松过后再次感受到学业的压力都在计划之中,打工以前就预料到了。想起来真无趣,我总是喜欢给自己安排这个安排那个,总是觉得应该这样应该那样,就像最近看的一个视频里面的一句话:They are the only animals who think they are supposed to be happy,while the other animals can just be.(http://youtube.com/watch?v=a15KgyXBX24
其实,计划中的有趣和那一点点不在计划中的有趣还是这么有趣……比如打工的时候中午去喂鱼和坐电瓶车兜风,利用周末旅游济南和石家庄,换新手机……
三个月的暑假就要结束了,还是抓紧最后这点时间好好享受一下吧!