Tuesday, December 28, 2010

F = Fail

If I were to rate my performance in December with a grade of A-F, I would have to give myself a FULL-ON BIG EFFING F!!! Total FAIL! Seriously? Four runs in 28 days? Pathetic. Not how I had planned to end this year. I'm rather pissed. At least I haven't lost that much time in my overall pace.....
Stats: 5.31 miles in 59:44 for 11:15mpm pace

Monday, December 20, 2010

oh, whatever

Ah, hell. My goal is in jeopardy, but I do still have 11 days to do something. I ran to Sugarhouse Park today, and with the exception of a really big river rat that crossed the street in the middle of the park, I was by myself. That gave me a lot of time to think about the seven pounds I've gained since Halloween. Turns out, fudge is NOT my friend. Damn. Incidentally, champagne doesn't make for the the best hydration available. Furthermore, slush isn't really fun to run in when your shoes have almost 600 miles on them and the tread is, shall we say, compromised. I'm feeling a bit blah today. Can you tell?
Stats: 5.5 miles in 1:00:46 for an 11:03mpm pace

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

a few miles to go before I rest

This was our first run in a week. END OF SEMESTER has caused many late nights and early mornings, but I'm submitting my final assignment today - then almost four weeks off! We ran easy today since we're both achy from the time off, but it felt great. 37*, dry roads, clear wood chip path at Liberty - it's all good. Carol surpassed 1000 miles for the year with this run. I'm still a ways off (89.3), but I'm determined to hit it by the end of December.
Stats: 4.5 miles in 49:03 for 10:54mpm pace

Monday, December 6, 2010

cleaning out the cob-webs - or spun sugar - whatever

Wow. Two weeks off didn't do me any good at all! Today's run was foggy, and the roads were really wet. We were going to do Liberty, but an almost-fall on some of the wet leaves had us opting for the roads with traffic. My hamstrings were tired by 3.5 miles, and my entire left leg was completely disgusted with me by 4.5. Carol and I are both a bit wiped out. On a side note, no matter how hard I try to disprove the theory, I think it's true that sugar actually drains you instead of making you peppier, and given the amount of sugar that I've been eating lately, it's a wonder that I was able to finish this run at all!
Stats: 5.35 miles in 1:00:18 for a 11:17mpm pace