Category Archives: new shoes

New shoes, new month, old drizzle

Start time: 5/2/2016, 5:41 & 6:01 am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 2.06 & 5.41 miles
Average pace: 8:26 & 9:44 min/mile
Total Miles For May: 7 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 327 miles
Current Shoes: 7 miles

Finally, new shoes, and as an added bonus (something which truly only I would care about) I managed to do so right as my yearly mileage ended in a 0 so that’s easier to track. (Plus a new month so it was also at 0, but of course that will change for June.) Otherwise not much to report; damp and misty bordering on (but not quite) a drizzle. Ended up running sans glasses for the second portion because it became useless to have them on.

Shortened Again

Start time: 11/11/2015, 5:34 & 5:58am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 2.06 & 4.35 miles
Average pace: 8:32 & 10:10 min/mile
Total Miles For November: 35 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 718 miles
Current Shoes: 6 miles

Was hoping to run a little extra this morning but disaster struck, so alas, such is life. Plus, finally, new shoes!

That Was Just Awful

Start time: 6/14/2015, 7:08 am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 10:22 min/mile
Total Miles For June: 35 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 334 miles
Current Shoes: 8 miles

Too hot/humid, should have started earlier. You know things are going bad when not only did everyone in the group agree to cut the run short from the planned 10 mile distance, but my self-conscious nature completely melted and for the last two miles I went sans shirt in an effort to feel vaguely less awful.

Catching Up 3 of 3

Start time: 11/18/2014, 4:50pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 9:24 min/mile
Total Miles For November: 48 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 724 miles
Current Shoes: 281 miles

Start time: 11/22/2014, 7:06am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 10:21 min/mile
Total Miles For November: 56 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 732 miles
Current Shoes: 8 miles

11/18: Bitter cold out and so I ran on a treadmill at WSC. Cut it a tiny bit short because I wasn’t feeling well… which turned out to be food poisoning preparing to kick into high gear. Oh boy!

11/22: Small group, just me and John and Jerry. No one was feeling particularly clever so just an out-and-back on a windy morning.


Start time: 7/26/2014, 7:05am
Location: National Mall, Mt. Vernon Trail
Distance: 8.15 miles
Average pace: 10:14 min/mile
Total Miles For July: 66 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 451 miles
Current Shoes: 8 miles

Could it be that the summer absences are coming to an end? Ben, Justin, Jerry, Steve, and I were all there for an 8-miler; over Roosevelt Bridge and then back over 14th St Bridge.

67 degrees plus new shoes

Start time: 4/14/2014, 5:38am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.12 miles
Average pace: 9:56min/mile
Total Miles For April: 40 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 208 miles
Current Shoes: 6 miles

Gorgeous, gorgeous morning… 67 degrees! (Alas, we haven’t had our first sighting of a 6am shirtless runner yet.) Also, after years of running in the Brooks Addiction (and 14 years of Brooks in general) I’ve tried out a new pair of shoes: the Saucony Omni 12. So far, so good.

Winter wind

Start time: 12/7/2013, 7:30am
Location: National Mall, Shaw, Navy Yard
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 10:22min/mile
Total Miles For December: 18 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 706 miles
Current Shoes: 8 miles

Ran with Steve, Stephanie, and Armand. Not a bad morning, aside from a very cold wind that would whip up on occasion. Brrrr.

Tiny taper

Start time: 3/13/13, 6:00am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:32min/mile
Total Miles For March: 33 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 105 miles
Current Shoes: 4 miles

Skipped Monday’s run due to a combination of DST grogginess and (more importantly) getting a lungfull of dust on Sunday afternoon, which I’m highly allergic to. Spent the rest of Sunday and a lot of Monday kind of sick.

Anyway, could’ve knocked out 6 today but I’ve got a Saturday race so decided to take it a little easy. Just me and Steve this morning, and it was a good solid run.

WSC and Back

Start time: 10/21/12, 9:12am + 10:13am
Location: Silver Spring
Distance: 3.15 miles (1.61 + 1.54)
Average pace: 9:13min/mile
Total Miles For October: 60 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 463 miles
Current Shoes: 3 miles

Ran to Washington Sports Club and back this morning with Charlie, which worked out well, although I was a little more winded by the end of the weights than normal. A nice way to start and end the run, and only one second off on the paces between the two runs. Also, new shoes.