Category Archives: 04mi

Lunchtime, At-Home Run

Start time: 4/14/2016, 12:01 pm
Location: Sligo Creek Park
Distance: 4.25 miles
Average pace: 9:04 min/mile
Total Miles For April: 32 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 279 miles
Current Shoes: 406 miles

I had a morning appointment downtown, so afterwards I went home and ran a little 4 miler. I was unfortunately a bit overdressed (I didn’t need the long sleeves) so I was a tad overheated in just that short distance, ah well.

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!

Too Late, Too Humid

Start time: 9/7/2015, 11:00 am
Location: Sligo Creek Park
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 10:10 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 11 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 558 miles
Current Shoes: 231 miles

Definitely should have started earlier. Oof.

Bonus Run!

Start time: 7/15/2015, 3:15 pm
Location: McLean
Distance: 4.25 miles
Average pace: 10:46 min/mile
Total Miles For July: 49 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 435 miles
Current Shoes: 108 miles

Bonus Wednesday afternoon run! Holly and Steve sometimes go for an afternoon run from the office, and Laura and I got to join them this time. The timing worked out perfectly—when we were done I just changed shirts and then headed home—although that said, it sure was boiling hot. Phew! Makes me appreciate those super early start times.

OMG Awful

Start time: 5/31/2015, 10:00 am
Location: Sligo Creek Park
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 10:02 min/mile
Total Miles For May: 93 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 299 miles
Current Shoes: 393 miles

Should have gotten up much earlier. Too humid and hot; this felt like a July run, not end-of-May. Oooofff.

Warm Wednesday

Start time: 2/4/2015, 5:00pm
Location: Sligo Creek Park
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:38 min/mile
Total Miles For February: 4 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 51 miles
Current Shoes: 146 miles

Just ended a little inadvertent time off on an unseasonably warm Wednesday. So much so that I did not dress correctly; definitely didn’t need that jacket and overheated a bit. Oops!


Start time: 1/3/2015, 4:00pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:45 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 4 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 4 miles
Current Shoes: 99 miles

Another unplanned week off due to a minor medical issue, ho-hum. And then this morning’s run got scrapped due to sleet. 4 miles on the treadmill is less than ideal but certainly better than nothing at all.

I should know better…

Start time: 8/22/2014, 9:03am
Location: Sligo Creek Park, Takoma Park
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:29 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 67 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 532 miles
Current Shoes: 89 miles

There’s a reason why I start my runs at 6 or 7am normally, not 9am. Oof. It is one muggy day.


Start time: 5/27/2014, 5:00pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:50min/mile
Total Miles For May: 58 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 296 miles
Current Shoes: 94 miles

Came down with a nasty crud on Thursday, and only got to the point today where I’d shaken it enough to feel up to exercising again. Just ran 4 on the treadmill to get things moving again. So far, so good.

Back in the saddle

Start time: 3/31/2014, 5:00pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:45min/mile
Total Miles For March: 40 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 168 miles
Current Shoes: 234 miles

Start time: 4/2/2014, 5:40am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.26 miles
Average pace: 10:10min/mile
Total Miles For April: 6 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 174 miles
Current Shoes: 240 miles

Took two weeks off after my race to let my left Achilles tendon (which was bothering me a bit) rest up and heal. Monday’s run was on a treadmill in case I needed to bail, but no real problems. Wednesday’s was back with Steve and Ben, and I was definitely feeling a tiny bit out of shape but overall not too bad. I appreciated the 46 degree weather if nothing else! So much better than 26 degrees…