Monthly Archives: December 2014

Meridian Hill

Start time: 12/27/2014, 6:44am
Location: National Mall, 16th St, Meridian Hill Park, Bloomingdale
Distance: 10.3 miles
Average pace: 10:15 min/mile
Total Miles For December: 68 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 820 miles
Current Shoes: 95 miles

Missed my Christmas Day run due to a slight disagreement with something I ate, bah, so I made up for it (a tiny bit) by running an extra pre-run 2 miles w/ Armand a few minutes earlier than normal. From there, John led us through the Ellipse, up 16th St, through Meridian Hill Park, and back down through Bloomingdale.

Windy Monday

Start time: 12/22/2014, 5:39am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.12 miles
Average pace: 9:53 min/mile
Total Miles For December: 58 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 810 miles
Current Shoes: 85 miles

Very windy Monday morning; we’d shifted back to a Monday this week for a combination of travel, weather, and holiday plans this week. (Riveting, I know.)

ka-boom ka-boom

Start time: 12/20/2014, 7:02am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 12.13 miles
Average pace: 10:29 min/mile
Total Miles For December: 51 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 803 miles
Current Shoes: 78 miles

Ran a 12-miler with Steve, Ben, Armand, and Jerry… or at least most of it. Jerry cut off around the 8 mile point, and Ben vanished around a mile or so later (turns out he got a little behind us and then thought it was just a 10-miler; we were just glad he wasn’t kidnapped and sold into slavery). Around mile 11 I was having a leg cramp or two and took the last mile in a bit slower, but it was all good in the end.

Special Guest Star?

Start time: 12/16/2014, 5:39am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.23 miles
Average pace: 10:15 min/mile
Total Miles For December: 39 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 791 miles
Current Shoes: 66 miles

Had a surprise guest on Tuesday… John! It looks like he might be joining us regularly for the weekday runs again, which would be nice, since it ups the chances of others to run with. (And like Steve and Ben, he’s good company.)

Escape from DC

Start time: 12/13/2014, 7:05am
Location: Belle Haven Park, Wilson Bridge, National Harbor
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 10:30 min/mile
Total Miles For December: 32 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 784 miles
Current Shoes: 59 miles

Ben and Steve had a long training run ahead of them, and there was a protest scheduled for downtown, so they decided to decamp down to Belle Haven Park, National Harbor, and (for the second leg) the Mt. Vernon Trail. I joined them for the first segment, but then waved them off to what was still to come.

Blustery Day

Start time: 12/11/2014, 5:40am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 10:16 min/mile
Total Miles For December: 24 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 776 miles
Current Shoes: 51 miles

Finally an outside weekday run! (I feel like it’s been a while.) A little windy, but that actually helped the glasses from fogging up too much. I was a little tired before we even began, though, so I snipped off my solo extra mile (plus) at the end.

More Treadmill

Start time: 12/9/2014, 5:00pm
Location: WSC Chinatown
Distance: 3 miles
Average pace: 9:30 min/mile
Total Miles For December: 18 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 770 miles
Current Shoes: 45 miles

School (yet again) interfered with a morning run, so I squeezed in three miles on (ugh) a treadmill before evening plans kicked off.

Back to the Point

Start time: 12/6/2014, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Hains Point
Distance: 10 miles
Average pace: 10:12 min/mile
Total Miles For December: 15 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 767 miles
Current Shoes: 42 miles

Was feeling less than stellar, so the group obligingly shifted the run to Hains Point where restrooms were available as needed. Worked out rather well in the end.

Treadmill, ugh

Start time: 12/2/2014, 5:00pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 5 miles
Average pace: 9:24 min/mile
Total Miles For December: 5 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 757 miles
Current Shoes: 32 miles

Have I mentioned that I hate treadmills? Yes, probably.

Zoo Lights

Start time: 11/29/2014, 7:00am
Location: National Mall, Rock Creek Park, National Zoo, Connecticut Ave
Distance: 10 miles
Average pace: 10:12 min/mile
Total Miles For November: 76 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 752 miles
Current Shoes: 28 miles

Ran the first 10 miles of Steve and Armand’s 18-miler up through the Zoo and back, then bid them adieu for the rest of their long run.