Monthly Archives: April 2014

Crappy Treadmill

Start time: 4/30/2014, 5:30pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 2 miles
Average pace: 10:30min/mile
Total Miles For April: 70 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 238 miles
Current Shoes: 36 miles

Tried to run at the gym to avoid the rain and it was awful, just awful. Overheated almost instantly, was drenched in about a half mile, nothing was working right. Aborted the run at the 2 mile point before I did anything worse to myself.

8 is Great

Start time: 4/26/2014, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Cap Crescent
Distance: 8.13 miles
Average pace: 9:39min/mile
Total Miles For April: 68 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 236 miles
Current Shoes: 34 miles

Had a fantastic run with Armand and Jerry on Saturday. It started a little windy but by the turnaround point on the Cap Crescent, I was pulling off the jacket and tying it around my waist. No complaints whatsoever.

Quiet Saturday + Monday

Start time: 4/19/2014, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Howard University, Navy Yard
Distance: 8.22 miles
Average pace: 10:18min/mile
Total Miles For April: 54 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 222 miles
Current Shoes: 20 miles

Start time: 4/21/2014, 5:40am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.11 miles
Average pace: 10:01min/mile
Total Miles For April: 60 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 228 miles
Current Shoes: 26 miles

Two nice, relatively uneventful runs. Looking forward to a touch warmer weather (but not too much), which should hopefully be soon. On the plus side, I think in another week or so the need for bright/white shirts on Mon/Wed mornings will be retired since it’ll be light enough out.

67 degrees plus new shoes

Start time: 4/14/2014, 5:38am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.12 miles
Average pace: 9:56min/mile
Total Miles For April: 40 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 208 miles
Current Shoes: 6 miles

Gorgeous, gorgeous morning… 67 degrees! (Alas, we haven’t had our first sighting of a 6am shirtless runner yet.) Also, after years of running in the Brooks Addiction (and 14 years of Brooks in general) I’ve tried out a new pair of shoes: the Saucony Omni 12. So far, so good.

Chaotic Saturday

Start time: 4/12/2014, 7:22am
Location: Hains Point, National Mall
Distance: 8.17 miles
Average pace: 10:14min/mile
Total Miles For April: 34 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 202 miles
Current Shoes: 268 miles

We started a little late this morning; we normally park on the National Mall but it was closed off due to Cherry Blossom Parade floats. (Oops.) We eventually all re-convened down at our old spot in the SW Waterfront, and had a request to run through Hains Point and see the cherry blossoms there. Well, as it turns out, even at 7am it’s a little chaotic there. Ah well. It was still a nice run once we dodged all the tourists!

The Gang’s All Here

Start time: 4/9/2014, 5:45am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.48 miles
Average pace: 10:06min/mile
Total Miles For April: 26 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 194 miles
Current Shoes: 260 miles

Had a nice surprise on Wednesday morning; John (who normally only comes on weekends these days) was there for a weekday run. Just like old times!

Breezy Saturday

Start time: 4/5/2014, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Rock Creek Park
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 9:52min/mile
Total Miles For April: 14 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 180 miles
Current Shoes: 248 miles

It was great to be back with the group on Saturdays again. A little breezy, but a good 8-miler.

Back in the saddle

Start time: 3/31/2014, 5:00pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:45min/mile
Total Miles For March: 40 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 168 miles
Current Shoes: 234 miles

Start time: 4/2/2014, 5:40am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.26 miles
Average pace: 10:10min/mile
Total Miles For April: 6 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 174 miles
Current Shoes: 240 miles

Took two weeks off after my race to let my left Achilles tendon (which was bothering me a bit) rest up and heal. Monday’s run was on a treadmill in case I needed to bail, but no real problems. Wednesday’s was back with Steve and Ben, and I was definitely feeling a tiny bit out of shape but overall not too bad. I appreciated the 46 degree weather if nothing else! So much better than 26 degrees…