Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Night Taking Over

The cross country team had a shorter run today so I got in some additional mileage before practice and met them at the field where they did 400M repeats. Legs felt good after Sunday's long run. Feeling good about the MDI marathon on October 14th.

Days continue to get shorter at an alarming rate. Currently there is 2:57 less sunlight each day and it won't be long before the nights are longer than the days (official length of day currently at 12:22). I don't mind the shorter days. It does make running a bit more challenging, but that's easily taken care of by running on roads with less traffic or ones that have ample shoulder room. Wearing a reflective vest and also a headlamp if necessary are also big helps. And those cold, winter mornings make a hot cup of coffee taste so much better... especially after a weekend long run.

Ran 4.7 miles @ 7:20/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 149/168
Paved roads.
Slightly hilly.
Lower 60s, sunny.


Mark Bell said...

Your running seems to be shaping up for MDI. Good Luck!

Runner NYC said...

Be careful running at night! I'm running outside more, now, and doing less elliptical work (dr's orders). Read your article in Marathons and Beyond - excellent!!