Friday, September 11, 2009

To The Meet and Back

Ran up to the cross country course at McDougal Orchards where our boys and girls teams did really well! Boys got second and while the girls got fourth, there were some really great performances in there.

As for me, I ran from the school to the orchard to the meet, and then ran back. The way there consists of a really gnarly uphill. A teacher who is new to running decided to give it a shot and come along with me, but said hill got the better of him and he didn't make it up. I was working the finish line of the race and had to get up there soon, so unfortunately I had to leave him behind. Felt bad about that.

On the way down after the meet, a light rain fell which was nice. I also was wearing an old pair of Asics GT-2120s that I had sawed the heels off of. Like the trails shoes, this worked great. I'm two for two for successfully converting shoes to avoid heel striking, and am glad I've yet to ruin a pair.

Ran 4.4 miles total.

Ran 2.2 miles @ ~8:30 mile pace (data skewed, forgot to restart Garmin).
Ran 2.2 miles @ 8:02/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - N/A (forgot to bring strap).
Paved roads.
Extremely hilly.
Upper to lower 60s, cloudy, rain.
Asics GT-2120 sans heels, shorts, short sleeved shirt, windbreaker on the way back.

1 comment:

mindy said...

Kickin' ass, droppin' runners, wearin' sawed off shoes, AWESOME!