Monthly Archives: January 2010

Pleasant morning

Start time: 1/23/10, 8:15am
Location: Downtown DC
Distance: 10 miles
Average pace: 10:50min/mile
Total Miles For January: 68 miles
Total Miles For 2010: 68 miles

Another run with Steve, Stephanie, and John. It was a nice day, and our climb up 31st Street ended up this being a slightly slow and meandering run, but it was fun to just take our time and chat. I need to get back to running during the week, though! (I did get some swimming and cycling in, though.)

Back to the run

Start time: 1/16/10, 8:00am
Location: Downtown DC
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 10:28min/mile
Total Miles For January: 58 miles
Total Miles For 2010: 58 miles

First day of exercise after the Disney races last weekend. My group from last year was running an 8-miler, so I decided to go head out with them. It was nice to do so; Ben, John, Stephanie, and Steve were all there and we just headed out at an easy pace, chatting as we did so. (I’ve noticed that if Jim and Michael aren’t there, it’s slightly more laid back in terms of pace. Sometimes I want a faster pace, but today easing back in is just what the doctor ordered.) Time to start shedding my November/December pounds!


Start time: 1/5/10, 7:00am
Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Center
Distance: 3 miles
Average pace: 8:43min/mile
Total Miles For January: 11 miles
Total Miles For 2010: 11 miles

What’s that about best laid plans and all that? I was supposed to run on Saturday with my group, but a towed car put an end to that. And while I should have run afterwards, it derailed me enough that it just didn’t happen. Monday likewise ended up being a no-go. With the race this weekend, though, I needed to do something. Finally, I picked up a 3-miler at the gym this morning. It’s just wretchedly cold out still, and I am supremely unmotivated right now. I just need a break. Except, of course, I also picked up some heavy duty holiday poundage that needs to go away. Argh. I’ve definitely been feeling it on these last few runs. Time to eat a little more frugally post-Disney.

Hopefully I’ll get a swim in tomorrow; it’s now been a month since I’ve made it over there. Yeesh!

(8:52, 8:34, 8:44)

New Year

Start time: 1/1/10, 4:30pm
Location: Wilson Boulevard, Bluemont Junction Trail, W&OD Trail, Washington Boulevard
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 9:34min/mile
Total Miles For January: 8 miles
Total Miles For 2010: 8 miles

Went out for an 8-miler with Charlie today, but we were both dragging—and that’s despite not partying it up or drinking on New Year’s Eve. Apparently we have both transformed into sloths. But we dragged ourselves through the course as best we could, and while it was a little bit slower than how I normally run it, I did it and I’m considering that a victory of sorts.