Monthly Archives: August 2015

Later, August

Start time: 8/31/2015, 5:35 am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 7.43 miles
Average pace: 10:08 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 82 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 547 miles
Current Shoes: 220 miles

Bit of a struggle this morning; tired, not feeling great, and very humid. Finished the full run, though, so that’s a victory.

Moose and Squirrel

Start time: 8/26/2015, 5:37 am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.43 miles
Average pace: 9:31 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 75 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 540 miles
Current Shoes: 213 miles

Today’s run was punctuated by two things. First, we saw the albino squirrel that lives on or near the National Mall but which is rarely spotted early in the morning. And second, I ran into my friend Moose at the end of my run right as I was wrapping up. A pair of excellent sightings!

Chasing the Sunrise

Start time: 8/24/2015, 5:40 am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.25 miles
Average pace: 9:25 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 68 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 533 miles
Current Shoes: 206 miles

The plan was to skip Capitol Hill and run all the way down to the Lincoln Memorial (aka the old route) to try and catch the sunrise, but alas we got there before the sun peeked over the Washington Monument’s hill. Ah well!

One-Run Week

Start time: 8/19/2015, 5:37 am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 7.4 miles
Average pace: 9:55 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 61 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 526 miles
Current Shoes: 199 miles

Had a badly-timed minor problem on Monday morning and had to miss out on that run, and this Saturday’s run is scratched in advance due to a vacation. I’m pretending that I’ll run on Friday morning but the reality is that this will almost certainly be a one-run week.

Also, the new tank top officially cannot be worn without using NipGuards (rather than just BodyGlide). I think it’s because it’s too large (knew I should’ve bought the small) and so it just shifts around too much, doubly so because it’s only worn on really hot mornings which means I’m sweating even more than normal. Ah well.

Successful Backwards

Start time: 8/15/2015, 7:00 am
Location: National Mall, Navy Yard, Anacostia Riverwalk, Capitol Hill
Distance: 10.09 miles
Average pace: 10:41 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 54 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 519 miles
Current Shoes: 192 miles

We’ve had a lot of unsuccessful “backwards” runs where we’ve reversed our course and it was semi-disastrous. It was nice for one to work out well for a change! Ran a little bit down to WWII and then headed from there for the Navy Yard/Anacostia Riverwalk/RFK/East Capitol St route.

Slightly Breezy

Start time: 8/12/2015, 5:41 am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 7.25 miles
Average pace: 9:43 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 44 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 509 miles
Current Shoes: 182 miles

After Monday’s rain, it was SUCH a relief to run outside again. Hurrah!

Treadmill, Yuck

Start time: 8/10/2015, 5:50 am
Location: WSC Clarendon
Distance: 7.25 miles
Average pace: 9:23 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 37 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 502 miles
Current Shoes: 175 miles

It was pouring rain when I got up to meet my running group, so ended up heading to the gym to run there. Of course as soon as I arrived it stopped, but I was unsure that it would stay stopped. Turns out it did, naturally. Oh, how I hate the treadmill.

Anacostia River Walk

Start time: 8/7/2015, 7:08 am
Location: National Mall, East Capitol, Anacostia River Walk, Navy Yard
Distance: 8 miles
Average pace: 10:22 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 30 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 495 miles
Current Shoes: 168 miles

It’d been a while since we did the Anacostia River Walk trail, so Steve and I tackled that eight mile loop. Some new visual stimulus is always nice.

Heya Lincoln

Start time: 8/5/2015, 5:37 am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.45 miles
Average pace: 9:30 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 22 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 487 miles
Current Shoes: 160 miles

Feeling a little zippy this morning. Maybe because we skipped Capitol Hill and ran down to Lincoln instead?

Back to Back

Start time: 8/3/2015, 5:39 am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.3 miles
Average pace: 9:44 min/mile
Total Miles For August: 15 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 480 miles
Current Shoes: 153 miles

Ran again on Monday after a Sunday run. I normally try to space runs out but so far so good. Clearly not an issue the way it used to be!