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Monday, June 9, 2008

Running on Vacation

Day 277 - June 9, 2008

Internet access has been limited this week, but I wanted to give an update before anyone thinks I failed to continue the streak.

Thursday was a short run trying to recover from the limited sleep, but I managed 2 miles after work. I then got back up early on Friday and ran another 2 miles before work because we wanted to get an early start on our vacation driving.

We drove until about 1 am Friday night, found a hotel, and grabbed a few hours of sleep. The running clothes were buried deep in the trunk of the car so I had to hold off on the run until we reached our final detination. So after 18 hours of driving, we got to Ft. Myers and I immediately had to go out for a run. Yeah, that was fun.

Sunday was better. I slept until about 7:30 and made it out to run around 8 before it got too hot. The humidity here is pretty high, but the lack of hills compensates for that pretty well. On a side note, went on a kayak tour on Sunday afternoon - beautiful and sunny - that is until wee were almost a mile from the dock and the bay decided to lift into the sky and come down on our heads!!! We checked the radar on when we got went from nothing, to light green, to dark read in about 5 minutes. Our gear satyed pretty dry under the helm, but we were soaked - it was a blast. Amazing how much faster you can paddle when you think you are about to be capsized.

Today's run was ok - the sun was beating down pretty hard, but it was a good loop. Even the sorness from paddling yesterday wasn't that bad. I've identified a few loops I can do here - thanks - and I'll be trying to stretch out the distances I run. One day I'm going to run down to the beach, swim, and run back - should be fun.

Day: 273 Time/Date: 8:00 PM 6/5/2008 Weather: Clear, 84F
Run: Amicus 2 mile Miles: 2.0 Time: 15:22 Pace: 7:41 min/mile
Miles to Date: 891.6 Total Running Time: 109:15:34

Day: 274 Time/Date: 6:30 AM 6/6/2008 Weather: Cloudy, 73F
Run: Dahlia Miles: 2.0 Time: 15:32 Pace: 7:46 min/mile
Miles to Date: 893.6 Total Running Time: 109:31:06

Day: 275 Time/Date: 7:20 PM 6/7/2008 Weather: Clear, windy, 93F
Run: Caloosa Creek Loop Miles: 2.1 Time: 14:51 Pace: 7:04 min/mile
Miles to Date: 895.7 Total Running Time: 109:45:57

Day: 276 Time/Date: 8:10 AM 6/8/2008 Weather: Clear, 78F
Run: Caloosa Creek Loop Miles: 3.4 Time: 24:38 Pace: 7:15 min/mile
Miles to Date: 899.1 Total Running Time: 110:10:35

Day: 277 Time/Date: 8:10 AM 6/9/2008 Weather: Clear, 79F
Run: McGregor Loop Miles: 3.6 Time: 25:55 Pace: 7:12 min/mile
Miles to Date: 902.7 Total Running Time: 110:36:30

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