Sunday, November 21, 2010

Easy Sunday Run

Distance: 2.13 miles
Time: 26:20 min.
Pace: 12:20 m/mi
Time of day: 7:30 a.m.
Weather: 55F, cloudy, breezy. The weatherman is predicting a winter storm to arrive on Monday. But when is he ever right?

I was feeling the effects of my long run last night. My legs were stiff and the left hip ached. Some ibuprofen at bedtime helped. I was really pleased to wake up feeling great this morning. 

When I started running these 2 mile easy runs on Sundays, it took me almost 30 min. Although I am far from speedy, I am faster than I used to be and I think I need to change my Sunday run from 2 miles to 30 min. But obviously, not this week. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Oh What A Beautiful Run

Distance: 4.1 miles
Time: 51.15 min.
Pace: 12:29 mile
Time of day: 10 a.m.
Weather: 50ish, overcast, but no wind.

It was a great run today! I ran a trail I had never been on before. I think sometimes I don't run because I get bored. I tend to run the same route day in and day out. But today I ran a trail in a neighborhood park that I've not run before. I have walked part of the trail, but that was a couple of years ago before I started running.

The trail is flat. I mean flat. The graph in Runmeter that shows elevation is a perfectly straight line. No ups, no downs, no incline. Flat. The trail is located close enough to the Mississippi River that it is in a flood plain. So that sounds really boring, but it's not. I ran through some woods and observed big, gorgeous houses up on the bluff. The train tracks run right by the trail so I saw a couple of trains rumble by. It is a circle trail a little over 4 miles long. Plus there is a short side trail maybe another 1 mile. I will definitely run this trail again.

It was a great run!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Distance: 2.71 mi.
Time: 33:08 min.
Pace: 12:45 m/mi.
Time of day: 6:45 a.m.
Weather: 37°F, sun just coming up; beautiful!

OK. I've not been very good about running or blogging or even blogging about the running I did do. I am trying to get on track.

Here's a summary of the month so far (includes today's run):
Distance: 10.75 mi.
Time: 2:12:05
Avg Pace: 12:17 m/mi.
Weight training: 1 day