Sunday, May 05, 2013

Too Hot Outdoors

Sunday, May 5, 2013:

NOT!  We had a beautiful Sunday afternoon today, about 68 degrees and mostly sunny.  With a little breeze, that was dandy weather for running.  We three went to the park, where I ran on the grass trails for just the second time this spring, going 6.25 miles in 1:04:10, for a pace of 10:16.

Whining:  That doesn't seem very fast, but it was a hard push today, and I’m unusually beat afterward.  Nothing hurts, though, so let’s do it again tomorrow!  The weather looks pretty good for a late morning run, perhaps a bit farther but a bit slower.

Earlier today my sweeties and I also enjoyed a 5k walk/run in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, called the Bud Break.  We have shirts from that race going back ten years, and the race has become a tradition for us.  We do it whenever we aren't out of town running a marathon somewhere.  The buds were behind schedule this year, as is everything outdoors, but the walk was certainly enjoyable nonetheless.

Thursday, May 2:

We three ran in the Woodbury YMCA again today, hopefully the last time for a while, as the weather HAS to get better.  Four miles in 37:10, no pains or problems.

Splits: 9:36, 9:18, 9:18, 8:57, total 37:10, pace 9:18.

Tuesday, April 30:

This was a scrumptious day in the park, running on the grass trails for the first time this spring.  They were only slightly soggy, mostly perfect for running.  I went 6.05 miles doing my 40/20 run/walk, finishing in 1:05:00.  I did need two or three extra minutes to get around a place where a little river covers the trail in the spring, so the pace comes pretty close to 10 minutes per mile, plenty good enough for hilly trail running.

Whining:  Zero.  I love this kind of running.  Nothing hurts.

Only 76 miles this month though, we have to jack that up a bit.  Another marathon is approaching.

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