Monthly Archives: September 2012

Good Stuff

Start time: 9/29/12, 6:30am
Location: National Mall, East Potomac Park, Georgetown Waterfront
Distance: 12 miles
Average pace: 10:32min/mile
Total Miles For September: 73 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 403 miles
Current Shoes: 198 miles

Rounding out September with an (almost) fantastic run. Great company (Ben, John, Stephanie, Steve), fantastic weather, and my first double-digit mileage in over six months. Considering it was a 4-mile jump from last Saturday, I’m quite pleased.

Only complaint is that after last Saturday’s chafing/bleeding, I shouldn’t have just relied on BodyGlide to protect myself this go-round. Oops. Ah well, at least it was a dark shirt, right?

Another Cool Morning

Start time: 9/24/12, 5:46am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 9:53min/mile
Total Miles For September: 55 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 385 miles
Current Shoes: 180 miles

Just me and Ben this morning — Steve started with us but his ankle was bothering him so he just went about 6 blocks and then turned off towards home — and the cool temperatures were back. Yay!


Start time: 9/22/12, 10:22am
Location: Takoma, Sligo Creek Park
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 10:11min/mile
Total Miles For September: 49 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 379 miles
Current Shoes: 174 miles

Good news: 8 miles! Highest mileage since the marathon in March (and my stress fracture).

Bad news: Really should’ve started a little earlier. It wasn’t necessarily boiling (only 75 degrees after all) but the sun was out and shining bright and I was sweating up a storm. Also forgot to put on Bodyglide. Ow ow ow. (At least I remembered the sunscreen.) Also took a walk break or two up some steep hills on the way back.

All things considered I’ll take it as a victory.

Another Nice Morning

Start time: 9/17/12, 5:45am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 9:45min/mile
Total Miles For September: 35 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 365 miles
Current Shoes: 160 miles

Another beautiful, cool morning. I would be thrilled with several months of this weather.

Thursday + Saturday

Start time: 9/13/12, 5:47am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 9:33min/mile
Total Miles For September: 24 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 354 miles
Current Shoes: 149 miles

Could have sworn I posted this already but I guess not. Anyway, fantastic run. Best in a very long time. Just me and Steve and even with some walk breaks I feel like we were moving at a nice clip but without much effort. More like that please.

Start time: 9/15/12, 10:54am
Location: Takoma, Silver Spring
Distance: 5 miles
Average pace: 9:25min/mile
Total Miles For September: 29 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 359 miles
Current Shoes: 154 miles

Late start due to a Friday night concert that ran three hours (but go Bruce!). A little warmer than I’d have liked but not bad; part of it was my potential bicycle route to the WSC in Silver Spring, which worked easily.

Cool Morning

Start time: 9/11/12, 6:00am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 4.09 miles
Average pace: 10:27min/mile
Total Miles For September: 18 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 348 miles
Current Shoes: 143 miles

Was a little late out the door so didn’t get my solo mile in beforehand. But great running weather in general.

Back to the Mall

Start time: 9/5/12, 5:45am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 5.06 miles
Average pace: 10:12min/mile
Total Miles For September: 9 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 339 miles
Current Shoes: 134 miles

Back with the group, who has shifted (at least temporarily) to Monday/Wednesday runs in my absence. Since I normally have spin class on Wednesdays, we’ll see how this goes. Anyway, another thick air run. Just awful. Hopefully things will change soon for the better.