Friday, November 04, 2011

Thursday Moonlight Easy Run

2011-11-03, Thursday

Today's plan calls for an Easy Run.

DC Bike Path: 1/2 Marathon Training, Easy Run. Dist: (7.70)mi. Pace-avg: (15:41). Speed-avg: (3.8)mph. Speed-max: (5.1)mph. Burned: (815) Calories. Running lights.

Plan: Run (5)mi. @ a (16:44) pace for a total of (1:23:44)hrs.
Actual: Jog (5.0) consecutive miles @ a (14:43) avg. pace for a total of (1:13:34.02)hrs., bracketed by a (1.0)mi. warm-up walk, and a (1.70)mi. cool-down walk.
Fuel: Pre-run: Dinner (pork chop, stuffing, peas, cole-slaw); Mid-run: water; Post-run: Glass of Gatorade.

Excellent run this evening! I left the house before midnight and this time I made sure to add an extra layer: I used a short sleeve running shirt as a base for my torso, then added the long sleeve shirt and my running shell. That seems to have helped to keep my back and shoulders warmer than the last couple nights during my runs. I also wore a pair of neoprene gloves to keep my hands warm, and to wipe my nose when I didn't have enough to rocket-snot along the path. The last time I wore these gloves was during the Bay to Breakers in May earlier this year. I think I even forgot to wash them after the event.

There was a waxing gibbous moon out this evening, though it was obscured for part of the run by clouds. The moon and the cloud cover helped provide enough light that I ran without the lights almost the entire five (5.0) miles; I only needed the lights on a couple of sections that were especially dark due to tree cover. Tonight was a little bit warmer due to the cloud cover, and I am glad I waited for the gusting wind from this afternoon to stop before I went for my run. Once I stopped running and began my cool-down walk, I started to cool off too much. Tonight I also had the bike path all to myself.

Tonight's split paces are as follows: Mile (1): (14:31); Mile (2): (14:41); Mile (3): (14:43); Mile (4): (14:49); Mile (5): (14:51).

Other News: My cell phone has crapped out after three (3) years of faithful service. Fortunately, I have two (2) of my older cell-phones to use as back-ups. I guess I better also start shopping for a more modern cell-phone, i.e. a smart-phone.


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