Monthly Archives: November 2012


Start time: 11/28/12, 5:48am
Location: National Mall
Distance: ~6.3 miles
Average pace: 9:00min/mile
Total Miles For November: 82 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 571 miles
Current Shoes: 111 miles

Forgot to charge the Garmin after last Friday (oops) and discovered Wednesday morning that it was more or less dead. Pulled out the old Timex Ironman and ran the regular route, so if it wasn’t exactly 6.3 it was close enough. Just me and John, which meant a nice brisk run, which is fun.

Happy 49th Birthday, Doctor Who

Start time: 11/23/12, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Navy Yard, SW Waterfront, Hains Point, Mt. Vernon Trail
Distance: 10 miles
Average pace: 10:38min/mile
Total Miles For November: 76 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 565 miles
Current Shoes: 105 miles

Ben and John were running an 18-miler this weekend, but since I’ve topped out my distance for the season, I offered to run the first 10 miles with them. Let them take the reins in terms of pace (they still had almost half their distance still to go when I was done, after all) and it was a nice, pleasant run on an unseasonably warm day. After I finished up I headed out to tackle errands, and the guys reported a good back 8-miles to close out their training.

Pre-Turkey Run

Start time: 11/21/12, 5:47am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.3 miles
Average pace: 9:46min/mile
Total Miles For November: 66 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 555 miles
Current Shoes: 95 miles

Skipped Monday’s run due to some minor medical issues on Sunday, but all systems were go for this morning.


Start time: 11/17/12, 7:10am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 10:15min/mile
Total Miles For November: 60 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 549 miles
Current Shoes: 89 miles

No post-run coffee/tea this Saturday, as we were all seeing each other in a few hours for a wedding.

More spring weather

Start time: 11/12/12, 5:50am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.3 miles
Average pace: 9:31min/mile
Total Miles For November: 46 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 535 miles
Current Shoes: 75 miles

…even though it’s autumn.


Start time: 11/10/12, 7:10am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill, Navy Yard, Georgetown
Distance: 16 miles
Average pace: 10:48min/mile
Total Miles For November: 40 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 529 miles
Current Shoes: 69 miles

Sort of a sluggish run in places, but beautiful weather. Stopped by the car at the halfway point and dropped off a layer of clothes, in fact. Also probably my longest run for the season. With no marathon on the schedule, no reason to go higher.

Back to the Mall!

Start time: 11/7/12, 5:48am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.3 miles
Average pace: 9:18min/mile
Total Miles For November: 24 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 513 miles
Current Shoes: 53 miles

Great run with just me and John. Good conversation, brisk temperature.

Shortened Treadmill Run

Start time: 11/5/12, 2:30pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:15min/mile
Total Miles For November: 18 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 507 miles
Current Shoes: 47 miles

Ran at the gym today because I was letting Charlie call the shots for his birthday. Originally was going to run 6 miles but it got cut short due to some digestive issues. (Nothing bad, but just couldn’t keep running, alas.)


Start time: 11/3/12, 8:00am
Location: National Mall, Southwest DC, Hains Point
Distance: 10.21 miles
Average pace: 10:26min/mile
Total Miles For November: 14 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 503 miles
Current Shoes: 43 miles

Nice Saturday morning run with the guys. A little breezy so I had to keep zipping and unzipping the jacket I’d brought along; glad I had it, all in all.