Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tired and Internal Issues

Start time: 9/28/2015, 5:40 am
Location: National Mall, East Capitol Street, Anacostia Riverwalk, Navy Yard
Distance: 6.3 miles
Average pace: 9:54 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 75 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 622 miles
Current Shoes: 295 miles

Running 10 miles yesterday meant that my legs were a little leaden this morning. Also something I ate didn’t agree with me so well. Had to take a little break in the middle of the run and also cut it a bit short, but all things considered I’m pretty pleased I got 6 miles in.


Start time: 9/27/2015, 7:00 am
Location: National Mall, East Capitol Street, Anacostia Riverwalk, Navy Yard
Distance: 10.05 miles
Average pace: 10:35 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 69 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 616 miles
Current Shoes: 289 miles

Avoiding East Potomac Park and that area of the Mall due to a concert, so we hoofed it down to RFK and back via the Anacostia Riverwalk. Isolated but still pretty nice. (Also considering between Sunday and the previous Monday’s run I came down with a cold, getting in 10 miles was a huge victory.)

One More Lincoln Sunrise

Start time: 9/21/2015, 5:40 am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.5 miles
Average pace: 10:00 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 59 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 606 miles
Current Shoes: 279 miles

Ben asked for one more Lincoln Memorial sunrise attempt. Sadly it wasn’t quite as glorious as last week, but not bad overall either.

Ye Olde Oute and Backe

Start time: 9/19/2015, 7:10 am
Location: National Mall, Georgetown Waterfront, Capital Crescent Trail
Distance: 10.2 miles
Average pace: 10:45 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 52 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 599 miles
Current Shoes: 272 miles

It’d been ages since we just ran up the Cap Crescent Trail and back; what used to be the old standard had become the exception! Lots of “marathon panic” runners out there, all trying to make up the training distance they’d skipped over the summer…

Warmer but still cool

Start time: 9/16/2015, 5:35 am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.51 miles
Average pace: 9:45 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 42 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 589 miles
Current Shoes: 262 miles

Back to short sleeves today, but still, lovely weather. I do love autumn running, and we’re just on the edges of that now.

Return of the Long Sleeves

Start time: 9/14/2015, 5:35 am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 7.39 miles
Average pace: 9:47 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 35 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 582 miles
Current Shoes: 255 miles

It was super cool, the most so since back in May. I ended up breaking out the long-sleeved shirt (still wore shorts though); no complaints here.

Try Tri Try

Start time: 9/12/2015, 7:00 am
Location: National Mall, Mt. Vernon Trail, LBJ Park
Distance: 10 miles
Average pace: 10:46 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 28 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 575 miles
Current Shoes: 248 miles

A nice 10 miler (despite a tiny bit of drizzle), and we got to look in on a bit of the setup for Nations Tri (the next morning) as we came back over the 14th St Bridge and up Ohio Drive through West Potomac Park. Now that school’s over, I’d like to eventually add in more biking and swimming and tackle another tri.

80 degrees before 6am

Start time: 9/9/2015, 5:35 am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 7.4 miles
Average pace: 9:55 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 18 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 565 miles
Current Shoes: 238 miles

Crazy hot and humid for a run that started before 6am. Supposedly this is the last day with temperatures up in the 90s for a while (and possibly for the rest of the year). I’m fine with that.

Too Late, Too Humid

Start time: 9/7/2015, 11:00 am
Location: Sligo Creek Park
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 10:10 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 11 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 558 miles
Current Shoes: 231 miles

Definitely should have started earlier. Oof.

Out Out Damn Humidity

Start time: 9/4/2015, 5:35 am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 7.26 miles
Average pace: 9:41 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 7 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 554 miles
Current Shoes: 227 miles

I missed Wednesday’s run due to some sleep (or lack thereof) issues, so when a Friday run was offered up (especially since I would be out of town this weekend) I jumped at the chance. But boy was it humid, to the point that I wished I’d worn something a little lighter. Oof. One of my less elegant runs but it got the job done.