Monthly Archives: September 2013


Start time: 9/23/2013, 5:47am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.35 miles
Average pace: 9:55min/mile
Total Miles For September: 43 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 573 miles
Current Shoes: 167 miles

Ran Monday with Ben and a long-absent Steve; very pleasant weather, no complaints.

Start time: 9/25/2013, 4:30pm
Location: Rock Creek Park, National Zoo
Distance: 7 miles
Average pace: 9:19min/mile
Total Miles For September: 50 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 580 miles
Current Shoes: 174 miles

Ran after work for a change; parked in Rock Creek where Blagden hits it, and ran down to the Zoo (and up into the Zoo for about half of its length before deciding that hill is for suckers and turned back around) and back. A little warmer than the morning would have been, but a nice run overall.

10 miler

Start time: 9/21/2013, 7:15am
Location: SW Waterfront, National Mall, Georgetown
Distance: 10 miles
Average pace: 10:33min/mile
Total Miles For September: 37 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 567 miles
Current Shoes: 161 miles

Ran with Ben and John from John’s place in the Southwest Waterfront. Nice morning for a run, pretty uneventful.

Another Wednesday

Start time: 9/18/2013, 5:50am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.35 miles
Average pace: 10:25min/mile
Total Miles For September: 27 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 557 miles
Current Shoes: 151 miles

Great weather Wednesday morning, just moving a little slowly/sleepy at first.

Back from the dead

Start time: 9/15/2013, 6:13am
Location: National Mall, 7th St, Bloomingdale, H Street NE, Navy Yard
Distance: 9.17 miles
Average pace: 10:54min/mile
Total Miles For September: 21 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 551 miles
Current Shoes: 145 miles

Well, since my last run… I’ve been sick. I came down with a cold on Friday, and it progressed badly enough that by Saturday afternoon I had to admit defeat and scratch my participation in Nations Tri. *sigh* It took a full week to get better, but this Friday was the first day where I was Day/NyQuil-free.

Anyway, John and Stephanie were running their 22-miler today, so Ben and I joined them for a portion of the run. The plan was to run 8 miles with them, but there was a slight miscalculation in distance. Still, it was done at a nice slow and steady pace (what with them having 22 miles ahead of them!), and the weather was amazing. Crisp and cool, a gorgeous 57 degrees. A perfect way to come back to running once more after 11 days off.


Start time: 9/4/2013, 5:47am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.29 miles
Average pace: 9:49min/mile
Total Miles For September: 12 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 542 miles
Current Shoes: 136 miles

Holy cow, it was so much nicer on Wednesday than Monday… it’s like autumn suddenly arrived. Love it.

Last truly hot run?

Start time: 9/2/2013, 7:40am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 9:49min/mile
Total Miles For September: 6 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 536 miles
Current Shoes: 130 miles

In theory, this could be the last truly hot run; right now it looks like the temperature should start dropping a bit on Tuesday. In the meantime, it was a run with good company if nothing else. We started two hours later than normal because everyone was off for the Labor Day holiday, and parking wouldn’t be metered on the Mall to boot. So that was a nice bonus.