Start time: 2/18/11, 2/18/11, 2/18/11, 7:30am
Location: LAX Marriott treadmill
Distance: 6 miles each
Average pace: 9:09, 8:50, and 8:55min/mile
Total Miles For February: 37 miles
Total Miles For 2011: 88 miles
The plan was, initially, to hit a long run out on Venice Beach up to Santa Monica on Friday, for 10-12 miles or so. I got to do that last year and it was a real pleasure from start to finish, with the change of scenery and all. Problem was, Los Angeles weather was threatening serious amounts of rain on Friday and Saturday. Hmph.
So, I went with a change of plans and knocked out three 6-milers on the hotel treadmill over the course of Friday through Sunday. Not quite the same, but at least I got the miles in. (And of course, the promised rain on Friday didn’t ever erupt as promised, although all Friday morning it looked like at any second it was going to drop. I like to think that had I actually gone out there, at my turn-around point it would’ve in fact poured.)
Despite my general hate for the treadmill, the runs were all right. Was feeling a little stiff for most of Saturday, but happily it was gone on Sunday, despite that last one being done on minimal sleep and with a bit of drinking the night before. (During Sunday’s mile 4 was also where I accidentally hit the “stop” button on the treadmill and had to hurriedly restart it, oops.) Not quite the runs I’d hoped for, but I consider three days of treadmill while on vacation to be a major victory.
Fri: 9:35, 9:30, 9:21, 9:13, 8:57, 8:17
Sat: 9:12, 9:05, 8:56, 8:48, 8:42, 8:15
Sun: 9:22, 9:22, 9:04, 9:00, 8:33, 8:08