Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sinus Infection

Start time: 3/15/12, 5:51am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 4.53 miles
Average pace: 10:51min/mile
Total Miles For March: 32 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 220 miles
Current Shoes: 16 miles

So, after last Thursday’s run… I got sick. Thought it was a cold. Then it was a sinus infection. Then came the antibiotics. Fun. Ended up with an unplanned week off. Ran on Thursday morning to make sure everything was working enough for Saturday’s marathon. Not great, not bad either. Will take the race easy and life is good enough, right? Time for bed!

Return of the Steve

Start time: 3/8/12, 5:46am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.15 miles
Average pace: 9:46min/mile
Total Miles For March: 28 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 216 miles
Current Shoes: 12 miles

After multiple work trips plus a thrown out back, Steve was back this week, along with Ben. Was a pleasure to see him again.

Back in the ‘hood

Start time: 3/6/12, 6:10am
Location: North Arlington
Distance: 6.5 miles
Average pace: 9:05min/mile
Total Miles For March: 22 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 210 miles
Current Shoes: 6 miles

It was just me this morning, so I decided that since I wanted to hit the gym anyway, I’d just drive there and run through (more or less) my old route in the Ballston/Clarendon/Court House neighborhood of Arlington. It was a lot of fun to see the old sights again, as well as to see just how much new stuff’s gone into Clarendon in my absence. Some hills had me huffing and puffing as much as before, and all in all it was a pleasant experience to head back through there for a change. Plus, new shoes. (Time to restart the clock!) The springiness in them compared to the old ones is startling.


Start time: 3/3/12, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Mass Ave, Shaw, U Street, SW Waterfront
Distance: 10.41 miles
Average pace: 10:29min/mile
Total Miles For March: 16 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 204 miles
Current Shoes: 237 miles

Ten mile taper! Just me and Ben and John, and rain for about half of it. It was a nice run, though, especially when it wasn’t raining. New shoes are en route. Looking forward to them arriving.


Start time: 3/1/12, 5:50am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.42 miles
Average pace: 9:50min/mile
Total Miles For March: 6 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 194 miles
Current Shoes: 227 miles

Shorts again! I sure could get used to this whole “spring weather” thing.