Monthly Archives: October 2014

Bye Bye October

Start time: 10/30/2014, 5:39am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.16 miles
Average pace: 9:46 min/mile
Total Miles For October: 70 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 676 miles
Current Shoes: 233 miles

Almost time for new shoes. Also tried out a new long sleeve running shirt that shows sweat in about 45 seconds flat, as it turns out. Good for layering but definitely not on its own in the future.

Uneventful Tuesday

Start time: 10/28/2014, 5:39am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.25 miles
Average pace: 9:57 min/mile
Total Miles For October:63 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 669 miles
Current Shoes: 226 miles

Nothing of great portent, which is a good thing.

Back to the Belle

Start time: 10/25/2014, 7:13am
Location: Belle Haven Park, Wilson Bridge, National Harbor, Mt. Vernon Trail
Distance: 10 miles
Average pace: 10:04 min/mile
Total Miles For October: 56 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 662 miles
Current Shoes: 219 miles

Haven’t run over to National Harbor from Belle Haven in ages, so it was a nice change of scenery to head over there since all weekend long there were things happening on the Mall. Aside from discovering the coffee place we would go post-Belle Haven closed sometime in the past year, a wonderful time was had by all. Hurrah!

Piglet and the Very Blustery Day

Start time: 10/23/2014, 5:40am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.27 miles
Average pace: 9:42 min/mile
Total Miles For October: 46 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 652 miles
Current Shoes: 209 miles

Wow, this was one windy morning. After Saturday’s Foxhell run, I’ve decided I need some more hills in my running diet, even if they’re small. So today we hoofed it up and over Capitol Hill. Not a huge hill by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s a good start (and a good addition to the weekday runs).


Start time: 10/18/2014, 7:04am
Location: National Mall, Georgetown, Foxhall Drive, Massachusetts Ave, Rock Creek Park
Distance: 14 miles
Average pace: 10:35 min/mile
Total Miles For October: 39 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 645 miles
Current Shoes: 202 miles

I’m not sure how I get talked into running up Foxhall Drive, (which climbs and climbs and climbs for two solid miles) but there we go. On the bright(?) side it was distinctly better this time around, a good 20 seconds per mile faster. So yay us, right?

Catching Up

Start time: 10/9/2014, 5:35am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.15 miles
Average pace: 10:47 min/mile
Total Miles For October: 11 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 617 miles
Current Shoes: 174 miles

Start time: 10/14/2014, 5:38am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.29 miles
Average pace: 10:14 min/mile
Total Miles For October: 18 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 624 miles
Current Shoes: 181 miles

Start time: 10/16/2014, 5:38am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.23 miles
Average pace: 9:50 min/mile
Total Miles For October: 25 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 631 miles
Current Shoes: 188 miles

Had a little inadvertent time off due to a cold, alas.

Rain Rain Go Away

Start time: 10/1/2014, 5:34am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 5 miles
Average pace: 10:26 min/mile
Total Miles For October: 5 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 611 miles
Current Shoes: 168 miles

I was already tired/dragging when I started this run; once cold rain came down, Ben and I called it quits a bit early.