Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Another Wednesday Easy Run

I skipped yesterday's (5)mi. Easy Run. Bad, Lancer. Today's plan calls for another Easy Run.

DC Bike Path: 1/2 Marathon Training, Easy Run. Pace-avg: (15:48). Speed-avg: (3.8)mph. Speed-max: (4.5)mph. Burned: (814) Calories. Running lights.

Plan: Run (5)mi. @ a (16:44) pace for a total time of (1:23:44)hrs.
Actual: Jogged (5.0)mi. consecutively @ a (14:54) avg. pace, bracketed by a (1.0)mi. warm-up walk, and a (1.67)mi. cool-down walk.
Fuel: Pre-run: (1) glass of Gatorade (Fruit Punch); Mid-run: water; Post-run: Dinner!

Tonight's run went very well. I ran (jogged) five (5.0) consecutive miles in about (1.25) hours. I must say, earlier this year I had trouble jogging for five (5) consecutive minutes, let alone (75) of them. There was a beautiful quarter moon out tonight lighting up the bike path. I used my running lights for the first (3) mile outbound leg of my run, then turned them off and used the moon to light my way back.

Tonight's pace and split pace times: Mile (1): (15:13); Mile (2): (14:50); Mile (3): (14:40); Mile (4): (14:55); Mile (5): (14:52).

The outside temperature was about (55) deg.F. when I left the house at 2130 hrs., and now it is down to (49) deg.F. My running gear did not keep me warm enough tonight. If I am going to keep running after dark this winter I definitely need a proper, i.e. warmer, running jacket. The lightweight shell is not enough. My shoulders and upper back, and the nape of my neck were all very chilly this evening during the run, and especially after I slowed down for my cool-down walk home. I am looking forward to more running before sundown, when it is still a bit warmer.

Other News: On The Run has opened in Modesto. Their Grand Opening is this Friday, November 4th.


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