Monthly Archives: May 2013

less than ideal

Start time: 5/22/2013, 5:15pm
Location: TJ Community Center
Distance: 3 miles
Average pace: 9:14min/mile
Total Miles For May: 42 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 258 miles
Current Shoes: 157 miles

Start time: 5/25/2013, 7:00am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.2 miles
Average pace: 10:45min/mile
Total Miles For May: 48 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 264 miles
Current Shoes: 163 miles

Wed, 5/22: Missed a week’s worth of running between a houseguest and having some other issues. Finally got 3 miles in on the hated treadmill before spin class.

Sat, 5/25: Was supposed to run 8 but internal issues made me finally turn around early, as well as slow down a bit. Great company but lousy run.


Start time: 5/15/2013, 5:50am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 5.23 miles
Average pace: 10:11min/mile
Total Miles For May: 39 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 255 miles
Current Shoes: 154 miles

Wasn’t feeling well Sunday night/Monday morning (aches and a fever) so I bagged that run. Tackled today’s but I was dragging the whole way through; decided to skip one of my extra two miles and called it a day.

The Hills are Alive…

Start time: 5/11/13, 7:00am
Location: MBT Trail, Takoma, Manor Park, Ft. Totten, Brookland
Distance: 9.93 miles
Average pace: 11:46min/mile
Total Miles For May: 34 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 250 miles
Current Shoes: 149 miles

That was not one of my more elegant runs. Really hilly and humid course today and I was dragging from far too early on. Some you try to finish well, others you just try to finish.

Monday Monday

Start time: 5/6/13, 5:46am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.25 miles
Average pace: 9:42min/mile
Total Miles For May: 24 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 240 miles
Current Shoes: 139 miles

A tiny bit creaky after Sunday’s run, but all in all, not too bad. (Bit breezy.)

Catching up

Start time: 4/27/13, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Mt. Vernon Trail, Georgetown
Distance: 9 miles
Average pace: 10:13min/mile
Total Miles For April: 66 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 212 miles
Current Shoes: 111 miles

Start time: 4/29/13, 5:46am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:48min/mile
Total Miles For April: 70 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 216 miles
Current Shoes: 115 miles

Start time: 5/1/13, 5:48am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.25 miles
Average pace: 9:09min/mile
Total Miles For May: 6 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 222 miles
Current Shoes: 121 miles

Start time: 5/3/13, 8:30am
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 3 miles
Average pace: 8:57min/mile
Total Miles For May: 9 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 225 miles
Current Shoes: 124 miles

Start time: 5/5/13, 8:00am
Location: National Mall, SW Waterfront, Tidal Basin, LBJ Park, Mt. Vernon Trail
Distance: 9.53 miles
Average pace: 9:46min/mile
Total Miles For May: 18 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 234 miles
Current Shoes: 133 miles

Saturday, 4/27: Nice jaunt over the bridge to Mt. Vernon Trail, then all the way up to Key Bridge and heading back via Rock Creek. The inevitable “we’re running down M Street faster than you can normally drive it” jokes were made.

Monday, 4/29: Wet and rainy and miserable, so much that there was a unanimous “I’m fine with cutting this run short” decision made by all three of us.

Wednesday, 5/1: Steve and I were clearly feeling a little zippy after Monday’s shortened run.

Friday, 5/3: Went to the gym before heading out of town and as part of the workout picked up three on the (ugh) treadmill.

Sunday, 5/5: Steve ended up having to miss Saturday’s run so we picked up a 9.5 miler together, which worked out really well. Had to adjust a few times to avoid the Race for Hope 5K course but that was part of the fun, just making up the route as we ran.