Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tree and Heat Dodging

Start time: 6/30/12, 7:05am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 4.01 miles
Intervals: 12 min run, 2 min walk (x3)
Average pace: 10:29min/mile
Total Miles For June: 17 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 264 miles
Current Shoes: 59 miles

Headed down to the Mall (where my group was running a 10 miler) and timed my own run so that I finished around the same time as them. There was a huge storm last night so I had to do a little tree-dodging, but not too bad all things considered. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s tents got trashed though, and I saw my fair share of downed portapotties too. (Eek.) Even starting at 7am it was sure toasty, though, and it’s just going to get worse…

The Hills are Alive

Start time: 6/28/12, 7:15am
Location: Takoma
Distance: 3.44 miles
Intervals: 10 min run, 2 min walk (x3)
Average pace: 10:28min/mile
Total Miles For June: 13 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 259 miles
Current Shoes: 55 miles

Took a detour on today’s run to add on the extra 6 minutes worth of running and decided to do so past my friend Randal’s house. It seemed like a great idea… but then I remembered as I was around the bottom of the hills that I had to go back up them. What started as a fun little jaunt turned into some impromptu hill work. Phew! Glad I did it but boy am I beat. (Starting out sleepy/tired/wiped out probably did not help matters. Should have gotten more sleep.)

Wipeout 2012, pt 2

Start time: 6/26/12, 5:40am
Location: Takoma
Distance: 2.85 miles
Intervals: 8 min run, 2 min walk (x3)
Average pace: 10:32min/mile
Total Miles For June: 10 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 256 miles
Current Shoes: 52 miles

On the plus side, the weather was gorgeous this morning. On the minus side, managed to trip on a jutting piece of sidewalk and wipe out. *sigh* Tiny scrape the size of a nickel on my knee, but otherwise intact (save my pride).

More run/walk

Start time: 6/24/12, 9:30am
Location: Takoma
Distance: 2.75 miles
Intervals: 7 min run, 3 min walk (x3)
Average pace: 10:53min/mile
Total Miles For June: 7 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 253 miles
Current Shoes: 49 miles

Hindsight being 20/20, I probably should have gotten up a little earlier this morning.

Hot Hot Hot

Start time: 6/21/12, 5:34am
Location: Takoma
Distance: 2.46 miles
Intervals: 5 min walk, 5 min run (x3)
Average pace: 12:13min/mile
Total Miles For June: 4 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 250 miles
Current Shoes: 46 miles

Boy, it sure is hot out. Since my rec center is closed today through Monday afternoon, the indoor track was unfortunately right out. And since it’s going to get up to 99 degrees today, I got up super-early for my run. Already very humid (although thankfully not boiling) but survivable. More importantly, no shin pain. Yay!

Three Months and One Day Later…

Start time: 6/18/12, 4:45pm
Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Center
Distance: 2 miles
Average pace: 12:40min/mile
Total Miles For June: 2 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 248 miles
Current Shoes: 44 miles

Well, that’s been a while, hasn’t it? I just realized I hadn’t ever included in this journal that my shin pain was, in fact, a stress fracture. So, for the past three months I’ve been hitting the elliptical and stationary bike a lot, and finally moved back up to the real bike as well as a bit of rowing machine near the end. (I also told myself I was going to do a lot of swimming and pool running, but so far have done zilch. *sigh*)

But! It’s been three months. So today for the first time since the marathon I got to try out a short run; 10 minutes walking, 5 minutes running, 5 minutes walking, 5 minutes running. For the first time back I decided the indoor track was the way to go, and when all was said and done it was two miles (well, I added on 20 more seconds but what’s that between friends?). No pain, so that’s a very good sign. Next run is scheduled for Thursday.

It’s nice to be back.