Friday, December 07, 2007

Short and Sweet

Almost didn't get out today as work and grad school projects ran later than expected. Was happy to just get out. Didn't get in the mileage I wanted, but I was due for a more up-tempo run anyway so I put that on order instead. Felt good out there. Slush was still an obstacle, but it just made things interesting.

If work and grad school continue at this crazy pace, I will have to start doing some more morning runs. I did this last year every once in a while and enjoyed it. It's just a bit tough getting out there in the early a.m. I admire guys like Andrew who do it on a regular basis and don't seem to think twice about it.

New running shoes will be purchased this weekend. Long overdue for them as well. The mileage on my current pair is waaaay over. I bet they're at about the equivalent of driving a Ford Pinto with 250,000 miles on the odometer.

On another note, a big thanks to everyone for all of the well wishes and congrats for the Western States 100. It really is appreciated.

Ran 5.5 miles @ 7:19/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - N/A (forgot my strap)
Paved roads with patches of slush.
Slightly hilly.
Uppers 20s, overcast.
Long pants, fleece jacket, long sleeved tech shirt, reflective vest, beanie, gloves (off and on).

3 comments:

tc said...

Ah, the forgotten hrm strap. This happens to me way too often, but at least you learn how to listen to your body.

As for early morning runs, I agree, it is hard to drag yourself out of bed to run during the coldest part of any given day, but I always feel better afterward.

Good luck!

Andrew said...

You get used to the early mornings! But I must admit, I'm exhausted by the end of the day.

Love2Run said...

I don't understand how Andrew and Thomas can do it either. I have to get up an hour early just to become fully awake. I've toyed with the idea of running to/from work though.