Training Widget

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Random Thoughts from the last 3 days

Day 325 - July 27, 2008

The last 3 days have been weird. I overslept on Friday so I took the cheap way out and only ran a couple of miles thinking I had all afternoon on Saturday to get in a longer run. Saturday came and the quest to find a bike to ride in the fore mentioned challenge turned into an afternoon of riding progressively more expensive bikes and then an evening of greasy cheeseburgers and beer. I was probably one beer shy of the streak coming to a crashing halt, but I sucked it up and ran a quick mile on the treadmill at 10:30pm so I could live to blog another day. Let's just say that beer and cheeseburgers should come after the run, not before.

Today, I wanted to get a longer run in, but it got hot really fast. I couldn't decide what the best course of action was, so rather than run a common route and end up racing the watch, I decide to skip a plan and just run for 30-35 minutes. I intentionally started out toward Amicus with no plan so that I was certain to adjust on the fly and run a truly random route. It worked well. I made 2 mid run course corrections and managed to sneak in an extra mile and maintain a relaxed but efficient pace. Who knows what the rest of the week will bring, but if I start riding this week, I'm sure the mileage will slip a little. Stay tuned.

Day: 323 Time/Date: 7:15 AM 7/25/2008 Weather: Clear, 60F
Run: Amicus 2 mile Miles: 2.0 Time: 14:34 Pace: 7:17 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1051.4 Total Running Time: 128:57:30

Day: 324 Time/Date: 10:30 PM 7/26/2008 Weather: Indoors, 77F
Run: Treadmill Miles: 1.0 Time: 06:51 Pace: 6:51 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1052.4 Total Running Time: 129:04:21

Day: 325 Time/Date: 12:30 PM 7/27/2008 Weather: Partly Cloudy, 90F
Run: Random miles Miles: 4.6 Time: 33:33 Pace: 7:18 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1057 Total Running Time: 129:37:54

No comments: