Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Frickin' bad asses!

Carol and I did the old Liberty loop this morning, and we have determined that we are freakin' bad asses!
It was 32* but with the wind chill it felt like 25*, and it was WINDY! The 2-ish mile return was from hell with 33 mph wind gusts. We just tucked our chins, faced the wind, and plowed through. It was almost fun in a perverse sort of way.
Stats: 4.5 miles in 47:19 for a 10:31mpm pace (ROCKIN' IT!)

Monday, November 22, 2010

winter solitude

Solo run to Sugarhouse Park again today. I was worried about the sidewalks after the weekend's big snow storm, but they were great except AT the park. Go figure. I was the ONLY person in the entire park. It was beautiful and quiet.
Stats: 5.5 miles in 58:46 for a 10:42mpm pace

Friday, November 19, 2010

Good to run with you, friend!

Today was Carol's first run in three weeks. The time off to mend her hip didn't dampen her spirit OR hurt her pace. We were even running into a pretty strong wind for the last two miles! It was fun to run with her again. We talked about work the whole time, and I think that we both worked out a few things. She was doing such good thinking that she should probably be paid for the time! It was a good, good run.
Stats: 5.38 miles in 58:20 for a 10:51mpm pace

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I would have roasted!

I did a solo run today from work to Sugarhouse Park and back to work. It was perfect running weather (40*-43*). Next week is supposed to get really cold - like highs of 35*! I took a little break at mile 3.5 to do 60 sit-ups because - well, have you seen my impressive-in-all-the-wrong-ways mid-section? Well, I HAVE! I am NOT happy at all with it. Anyway, my run was good, and I was the most scantily clad person out there! Me! In a short-sleeved shirt and long pants. Everyone else was wearing hats and ear muffs and fleece and gloves and sweat shirts and all sorts of stuff. I was warm in my swishy pants. More, and I would have passed out from the heat! And, finally, I hope Carol's hip problems are resolved soon. I would hate to have to motivate myself!
Stats: 5.5 miles in 57:23 for a 10:26mpm pace

Monday, November 15, 2010

the not-so-picturesque tour of SoSaLa

I took more than a week off from running after I returned from Canada because everything just hurt. I was achy from the waist down. I'm sure that it's the shoes. (I swapped for an old pair with fewer miles on them, but they still have 550 which is better than the 632 that my black shoes have!) Well, it's either the shoes or the five pounds that I managed to add in just two weeks. Halloween candy is evil.

Anyway, I dropped the POS Honda off at Dutch's this morning to be fixed (all four cylinders misfiring - pray that it isn't too expensive) and ran from there. So, it was a tour of very UN-picturesque SoSaLa with plenty of auto exhaust added in. I stuck to main roads (State, 2700 South, 700 East, 1700 South) because I was running by myself again and it's just not smart to run in dark neighborhoods.

Stats: 4.28 miles in 45:06 for a 10:33 mpm pace

Thursday, November 4, 2010

hotel dreadmill again

Because my legs (shins/feet/knees) have hurt for the last two runs, I chose to run on the hotel treadmill today so that I would have some "give" to the surface. Also, I will be going out to dinner with a couple of account reps tonight, and I won't have time to run in the afternoon. I'm still not comfortable running in the dark in an unfamiliar place. So, treadmill it was. It was as boring as a treadmill can be, but I still got something done. Hopefully, these runs will be enough to counter the "travel food." I've tried to be careful, but it's hard. The tiramisu last night didn't help.....
Stats: 3.5 miles in 35 minutes for 10mpm pace

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

tired and sloppy

Man, I need new shoes. I've switched to an old pair that only has 545 miles on them instead of my newest pair that now has 620 miles. My legs are toast! I ran a short route around the Burlington facility tonight after work and before dinner. I ran mostly through residential areas with a nice parkway (like Jordan Parkway). I felt like my feet were just slapping the pavement the entire time. Sadly, new shoes aren't in the budget....
Stats: 3.34 miles in 35:43 for a 10:42mpm pace

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lake Ontario evening run

Tonight I ran along Lake Ontario in Burlington. It is really beautiful except for the tall power lines that run right along the beach. Otherwise, lovely. And cold. Lots of geese, people bundled up on the rocky part of the shore fishing for something, and quite a few runners and walkers. I was probably the heaviest person on the trail; Burlington itself seems to be filled with healthy people. I've seen a total of three smokers in three days. It's nice. The wind off of the lake is cold this time of year. I can't imagine how much colder it must get as the year wears on. The sunset was GORGEOUS. Red, orange, and pink as the sun set on the water.
Stats: 3.92 miles in 42:27 for a 10:50mpm pace.