Sunday, 20 July 2008

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, July 20, 2008 with 1 comment
When Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, people weren't fooled for very long by the hidden message in the title. Despite John Lennon saying it was a description his son Julian gave to a drawing Julian did in kindergarten. And despite the rumours that Lucy-Sky-Diamonds really meant LSD, or wealth, which inspired Frank Zappa's "We're Only In It For The Money" satirical album.

As everyone now knows, the Beatles were closet joggers, and LSD really stands for "Long Slow Distance", not "Pounds, Shillings and Pence". When all their neighbours had gone to work, the Beatles would secretly sneak out and have a jog along Abbey Road, or occasionally, across Strawberry Fields Forever.

The best way to get hooked on long running is via LSD, via Long Slow Distance; start off slowly. I now go off on an unexpected tangent. After 16 miles, distances get exponentially longer! Quote: "Once you pass the 16 mile mark, you enter another dimension and all laws of mathematics go out the window. For example, in our everyday dimension, 18 miles is simply 2 miles more than 16. Not so in the runner's dimension. Therefore, I came up with an equation for how mathematics rules apply in the runner's dimension..." Continued: see That explains everything!

And of course the Beatles changed the direction of all music from then on. To see how music is evolving, here is today's video, "House of Cards" by Radiohead.

Those who are only in it for the money can't win. That's why I think our training group is better if not best. No-one is in it for the money. This house is built on something better.

1 comment:

  1. That explains why I rarely pass the 16 mile mark.

    I'm hooked on Lucy. Wish I could dump her and hook up with SFD - Sally on the Floor with Dencorub, or Short Fast Distance.