Monthly Archives: January 2015

Pleasant Valley Sunday

Start time: 1/25/2015, 7:00am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 10:20 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 47 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 47 miles
Current Shoes: 142 miles

For January, it was positively lovely out, almost 40 degrees at 7am. Just me and Ben and Steve, for a post-marathon (for them, anyway) jaunt.

I Hate You, Treadmill

Start time: 1/22/2015, 8:15pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 9:36 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 39 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 39 miles
Current Shoes: 134 miles

Had to take a week off to let the end result of a little medical procedure heal up enough, but hoofed it on the dreaded treadmill for 6 miles to get back into the swing of things. I should have just run outside right after work, but in case there were any problems the treadmill seemed like the wiser option.

Pre-Race (But Not My Race)

Start time: 1/15/2015, 5:34am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.2 miles
Average pace: 9:45 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 33 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 33 miles
Current Shoes: 128 miles

Last Thursday was the “last chance run” before the Charleston Marathon… well, for the rest of my group anyway, since I wasn’t going to be able to attend. It was nice to do it with them, though, and wish them on their way!

Before the Freeze

Start time: 1/13/2015, 5:37am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.28 miles
Average pace: 9:42 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 26 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 26 miles
Current Shoes: 121 miles

There’s something great and awful at the same time about knowing that at 5:37am, it’s the warmest the day’s going to get. I’m just glad it didn’t dip back below freezing until after we began, so that the sidewalks didn’t ice over.

Eight Is Enough

Start time: 1/10/2015, 8:00am
Location: Capitol Hill
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 10:01 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 19 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 19 miles
Current Shoes: 114 miles

The plan was for a 10-miler, but it was brutally cold this morning. Even with an 8am start, we decided it was best to cut it short between weather and a lack of well-maintained sidewalks.

More Treadmill

Start time: 1/5/2015, 5:00pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 7 miles
Average pace: 9:21 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 11 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 11 miles
Current Shoes: 106 miles

Well, I wasn’t planning on another treadmill run, but a combination of scheduling and potential “wintry mix” tomorrow meant that I gritted my teeth for 7 miles on the demon beast at Washington Sports Club after work. Oh boy.


Start time: 1/3/2015, 4:00pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:45 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 4 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 4 miles
Current Shoes: 99 miles

Another unplanned week off due to a minor medical issue, ho-hum. And then this morning’s run got scrapped due to sleet. 4 miles on the treadmill is less than ideal but certainly better than nothing at all.