Monthly Archives: May 2014

Getting Back Out There

Start time: 5/31/2014, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Mt. Vernon Trail
Distance: 8.16 miles
Average pace: 10:15min/mile
Total Miles For May: 66 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 304 miles
Current Shoes: 102 miles

Still getting over the cold/crud, unfortunately. I’m probably 90-95% better, but there’s still just that laaaaaast little bit that I can’t quite shake. So today’s run went well overall, but there was one point where I did have to step off the path, cough/hack for a few seconds, and then catch up with the group. Classy!


Start time: 5/27/2014, 5:00pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:50min/mile
Total Miles For May: 58 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 296 miles
Current Shoes: 94 miles

Came down with a nasty crud on Thursday, and only got to the point today where I’d shaken it enough to feel up to exercising again. Just ran 4 on the treadmill to get things moving again. So far, so good.

Back to the Mall

Start time: 5/21/2014, 5:37am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.21 miles
Average pace: 9:56min/mile
Total Miles For May: 54 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 292 miles
Current Shoes: 90 miles

Another nice run w/ me and Ben. Good times.

Return to Sligo

Start time: 5/19/2014, 12:04pm
Location: Sligo Creek Park
Distance: 6.21 miles
Average pace: 9:44min/mile
Total Miles For May: 48 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 286 miles
Current Shoes: 84 miles

Went for a run by myself in Sligo Creek Park, since I was home and by myself. A little warmer than I’m used to just right now with the sun and all, and clearly I need to try and include hills a little more often, but on the whole a good effort.

Pleasant Valley Wednesday

Start time: 5/14/2014, 5:38am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.22 miles
Average pace: 10:03min/mile
Total Miles For May: 42 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 280 miles
Current Shoes: 78 miles

Ben came back out for today’s run, which was thoroughly pleasant. Nothing out of the ordinary!


Start time: 5/12/2014, 5:41am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 6.45 miles
Average pace: 9:13min/mile
Total Miles For May: 36 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 274 miles
Current Shoes: 74 miles

Originally I was supposed to run w/ Steve and Ben (after having our long run yesterday), but for various reasons both had to bag out. Still, I was already up and changed, so I headed out on my own. On the plus side, the fences around the Washington Monument are finally gone (with the repairs from the 2011 earthquake complete!) so I marked the occasion by running up and over the little hill that it sits on. I don’t normally tackle back-to-back runs (I like to have a day in-between with either something else or nothing at all) but everything was a-ok.


Start time: 5/11/2014, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Rock Creek Park, National Zoo
Distance: 10.16 miles
Average pace: 9:59min/mile
Total Miles For May: 30 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 268 miles
Current Shoes: 68 miles

A rare Sunday run, since we switched so Stephanie could be present for one of her favorite routes: the 10-mile loop that runs through the National Zoo. We unfortunately dropped from 5 to 3 people during the run, but it all ended well.

Ah Weekdays

Start time: 5/5/2014, 5:39am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.25 miles
Average pace: 9:54min/mile
Total Miles For May: 14 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 252 miles
Current Shoes: 52 miles

Start time: 5/7/2014, 5:37am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.28 miles
Average pace: 9:31min/mile
Total Miles For May: 20 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 258 miles
Current Shoes: 58 miles

Back to the weekday runs, hurrah! Steve was having some calf muscle issues so he had to drop out, but Ben ran 4 with me on Mon and 3 on Wed. All in all, a good run.


Start time: 5/3/2014, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Mt. Vernon Trail
Distance: 8.07 miles
Average pace: 10:13min/mile
Total Miles For May: 8 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 246 miles
Current Shoes: 44 miles

For the first time in ages, the entire group (me, Armand, Ben, Jerry, John, Stephanie, Steve) were all present for a run. Crazy talk! Our original 14th St Bridge/Mt. Vernon Trail/Memorial Bridge route got detoured thanks to the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, but it all worked out in the end.