Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bye Bye March

Start time: 3/31/2015, 5:40am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 10:41 min/mile
Total Miles For March: 46 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 127 miles
Current Shoes: 222 miles

Well, I thought I’d beaten last week’s cold, but as it turned out, nope. Is it gone now? Maybe? Hopefully? Was definitely feeling it a bit today, still.

Birthday Cold

Start time: 3/26/2015, 5:40am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 10:19 min/mile
Total Miles For March: 40 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 121 miles
Current Shoes: 216 miles

Somewhere (either at home or on my travels) I also picked up a little cold. *sigh* Ended up bagging Tuesday’s run but sweated out 6 miles today. Still need to work on that speed and drop some poundage. The two are, indeed, related.

Unplanned Delay

Start time: 3/21/2015, 8:00am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 11:02 min/mile
Total Miles For March: 34 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 115 miles
Current Shoes: 210 miles

Hadn’t planned on taking a little over a week off, but what was originally a weekend away turned out to have a business trip tacked on, and due to having to carry on luggage with short connections, no running gear. Ah well. Still moving a little slow.


Start time: 3/12/2015, 5:40am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.1 miles
Average pace: 10:10 min/mile
Total Miles For March: 26 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 107 miles
Current Shoes: 202 miles

My solo miles are not where they should be right now. Need to work on that.

Now With 98% Less Snow

Start time: 3/10/2015, 5:40am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.12 miles
Average pace: 10:21 min/mile
Total Miles For March: 19 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 100 miles
Current Shoes: 195 miles

Amazing what a day or so of warmer weather can do! I’d met the guys on Saturday post-run for the coffee/tea portion of the morning and there were huge mounds of snow everywhere from the latest blast of yuck, and they’d reported lots of impassable sidewalks. Today? Barely anything. A few small clumps here and there, but with one exception not on the sidewalks, and clearly in spots where the sun barely hits. Even then, they were much much smaller. It’s supposed to be warm again today and if that’s not enough, rain starting around lunchtime into tomorrow. That should knock out the rest of the snow in one fell swoop. Next stop, mudpie city.

One More Treadmill

Start time: 3/5/2015, 7:40am
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 5 miles
Average pace: 9:45 min/mile
Total Miles For March: 12 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 93 miles
Current Shoes: 188 miles

Squeezed in a few miles at the gym on Thursday before another weather system dumped 6″ of snow onto the area. *sigh*

False Start for March

Start time: 3/3/2015, 5:40am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.31 miles
Average pace: 10:16 min/mile
Total Miles For March: 7 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 88 miles
Current Shoes: 183 miles

Good news is that March is starting out with a bit more running. Bad news is that crappy weather is sweeping in, followed by a couple of events that are going to almost certainly derail running for a few weeks. Argh. Well, we’ll see how the latter goes. Hopefully it won’t be TOO disruptive.