Category Archives: 08mi

Solo de Mayo

Start time: 5/5/2016, 5:48 am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 9:08 min/mile
Total Miles For May: 15 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 335 miles
Current Shoes: 15 miles

Wasn’t able to run with my group on Wednesday so I hoofed it on my own on Thursday. Very nice 8-miler, merging a couple of routes into a single one.

Bad conditions, again

Start time: 4/9/2016, 7:06 am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 8.12 miles
Average pace: 10:11 min/mile
Total Miles For April: 21 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 268 miles
Current Shoes: 395 miles

Like the previous Saturday, more bad weather. In this case we even added in some sleet.

Back Outdoors, Finally (but still not great conditions)

Start time: 1/30/2016, 7:07 am
Location: National Mall, Hains Point
Distance: 8.27 miles
Average pace: 10:32 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 83 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 83 miles
Current Shoes: 210 miles

After a week off due to snow, finally running again, and finally back outdoors. A lot of starting and stopping due to ice and packed snow, but at least we were moving.

Last Chance Run (on a treadmill)

Start time: 1/22/2016, 8:50 am
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 9:22 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 75 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 75 miles
Current Shoes: 202 miles

The last of my five treadmill runs in a row (oof!), and also the last run in before “snowzilla” showed up later in the day and knocked any plans of running out the window for a week.

Cold ‘n’ Rainy

Start time: 1/19/2016, 6:00 am
Location: WSC Clarendon
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 9:15 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 61 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 61 miles
Current Shoes: 188 miles

Outdoor run got cancelled on account of cold (bordering on freezing rain), so off to the treadmill… *sigh* Actually not a bad run though.

Schedule Juggling

Start time: 1/15/2016, 4:30 pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 9:23 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 48 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 48 miles
Current Shoes: 175 miles

Knew I wouldn’t be able to get to my Saturday run due to other weekend events, so squeezed in this 8-miler before dinner plans kicked in.

Back to the Treadmill

Start time: 1/6/2016, 6:00am
Location: WSC Clarendon
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 9:43 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 16 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 16 miles
Current Shoes: 143 miles

A combination of cold temperatures and not feeling great resulted in bagging Monday’s run. Still wasn’t entirely up to the great freeze (although it was better out this morning than Monday was!) so I ended up going on the treadmill. (Plus if I started feeling bad it would be easier to stop.)

Didn’t stop, which was a victory, but I was definitely flagging a lot on the last two miles and took a minute walk break at the start of each. All in all not bad (and glad I got the distance in) but clearly not back up to full levels of energy. On the bright side I got a massage on Sunday and the work on the IT band definitely helped with the knee! Easily the least problematic since Norman OK.

The Two Jerrys

Start time: 1/2/2016, 7:06am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 8.36 miles
Average pace: 10:15 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 8 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 8 miles
Current Shoes: 135 miles

So after a large portion of 2015 off, we were rejoined by Jerry, hurrah! Except that the universe is funny that way, so we had another runner join us for part of the run… whose name was also Jerry. Go figure.

Planned distance got cut short due to some issues being had by others, but still a good run overall. (Knee still bothering me for the first mile. *sigh*)

Running for Coffee

Start time: 12/27/2015, 11:00 am
Location: Silver Spring, Sligo Creek Park
Distance: 8.03 miles
Average pace: 9:40 min/mile
Total Miles For December: 42 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 832 miles
Current Shoes: 113 miles

Normally on my weekend runs with the group, we’ll go get coffee/tea/beverages afterwards. I was on my own this Sunday so I ended up mapping out my run so I ran up into downtown Silver Spring, then over to Sligo Creek Park and back… or rather, most of the way back, so that I concluded right by a coffee shop. Got my drink and then had a leisurely 1.6 mile walk home as a combination cooldown/drinking coffee. A little extreme but we all need our rewards!

Just Over

Start time: 11/25/2015, 5:39 & 6:00am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 2.04 & 5.55 miles
Average pace: 8:27 & 10:01 min/mile
Total Miles For November: 84 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 767 miles
Current Shoes: 48 miles

I consider it a good run if the second segment is under 10:00 min/mile. Sometimes I just hit it. Other times I just miss it.