Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Yet Another Easy Run Tuesday

Tuesday already? Time for an Easy Run.

DC Bike Path: 1/2 Marathon Training, Easy Run [Walk/Jog]. Dist: (6.72)mi. Pace-avg: (16:58). Speed-avg: (3.5)mph. Speed-max: (5.2)mph. Burned: (749) Calories.

Plan: Run (4) mi. @ (17:33) pace, for a total time of (1:10:14) hrs.
Actual: Walk/Jog (4) mi. @ (16:39) avg. pace, for a total time of (1:06:37.19) hrs. Bracketed by a (1) mi. warm-up and (1) mi. cool-down walk.
Fuel: Pre-run: GU Roctane gel, Pineapple. It's good. Try it! Mid-run: Jelly Belly Sport Beans, Orange. Post-run: Dinner! Chicken breast, Orange Carrots, and a heaping green salad with croutons, black pepper and Italian dressing.

I left the house late, nearly 2000 hrs., so the sun was low on the horizon. Today was the first time I had to stop mid-run and use one of the restrooms in the park, but it was quick and I was back on my jog in no time. On the return leg of my run, in nearly the same place I had seen the skunk last month, I came across what I think was a kit fox. It was small, with a long tail and was a sort of coyote tan color, and had large ears, but the muzzle was shorter than I expected, and it was almost cat-like. For a moment it reminded me of one of the wild lynx-type cats I saw at the San Diego Zoo back in April, but the ears weren't quite so huge, and the muzzle was not nearly so short. It made me wish I had taken my camera with me on my run. Maybe I'll catch on camera another time.

Other News: I finally ordered a pair of Knuckle-lights(tm). I look forward to testing them out when they arrive.


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