DC Bike Path: 1/2 Marathon Training, Easy Run [Walk/Jog/Walk]. Dist: (5.45) mi. Pace-avg: (16:47). Speed-avg: (4.3)mph. Speed-max: (5.5)mph. Burned: (613) Calories.
Plan: Run (2) mi. @ (17:39) pace, for a total time of (35:18).
Actual: Jog/walk (2) mi. @ (13:58) pace, for a total time of (27:55.64) mins., bracketed by a (1) mile warm-up and (1) mile cool-down walk.
Fuel: Pre-run: GU Energy Gel, Lemon-Lime. Post-run: GU Chomps, Orange.
I left the house about 1815 hrs., so the sun was still up and the temperature was about (90) deg. F., with a slight breeze. I did my warm-up walk into the park, where it was nice and shady at first, and then started my jog. Last night I was able to "jog" continuously for (2.02) miles, today I was only able to keep up the pace for (1) full mile. This may have been because I did not actually eat anything before I left the house. I had the one GU gel, and plenty of water, but I was anxious to get out and do my run early-ish so I did not end up running in the dark like last night. (Mission accomplished.) I slowed down and walked about (0.06) miles before I picked up the pace again. I managed to jog another (0.33) miles, then had to walk again for (0.14) miles. I was able to jog out the last (0.47) miles to complete the (2) miles of my Easy Run. After that, I turned around and walked home. So, it seems that if I am properly fed (and digested) before I head out the door, then I am better for it in the long run, so to speak.
People all over the neighborhood seemed to be BBQ'ing hamburgers in their backyards today, and in the park. There was quite a large group of people in the picnic area of the park this evening, and I really was craving a burger. I already took a shower, and I'm still sweating. I just finished dinner, and still need to stretch out. My legs are nice and sore in a good way. I can still feel some soreness from my Wednesday workout at the gym. I should make the effort and go to the gym tomorrow and repeat that same workout, at a minimum. I should definitely ride my bike there.
One thing I have noted over the last week is that my left sock feels soggy and squishy once I am jogging, but that did not happen on today's run. I wonder if I need to pull out the insoles and let them air dry in between run days. I will keep an eye on that.
Other News: It's the weekend, so I think I will go out and see some movies, finally.
Tomorrow: Gym day!