Wednesday, April 19, 2017

04/19/2017 Brisk 6 miler, new revelations

Is that how you spell revelations?  I think so.  Anyway, I got out for a strong 6 miler today, pacing at 8:00/mile for the duration.  I thought it was going to be warmer when I got dressed, so I wore shorts and a long sleeve with a short sleeve over it.  It is only in the high 40's though, with some wind.  It was a little chilly out there.  I did have a revelation :), my legs didn't mind that temp.  It was my hands and my bald head.  I am used to wearing pants when ever it is below 60ish.  I am now, at the age of 43, realizing that my legs may not be the wimpy part of me.  It must be my geriatric hands and old, bald head.  

The run itself was uneventful.  I started with an 8:50 in the first mile and worked faster each tick, until my last mile was in 7:25.  Overall, as I said above, my average time was 8:00/mile, finishing in 48:0-something total.  

It's these spring days where the sun is nice and bright, but the temps are low that kill me.  I need the heat.

Monday, April 17, 2017

04/17/2017 Boston Marathon, Patriot's Day, and a 5 miler

Nope, I didn't fall in a ditch somewhere while I was out on a run.  I simply have been freaking busy.  We are selling our house and attempting to find a new place that will house our growing family.  Consequently, in the last couple weeks, we have been painting, cleaning garbaging, donating, seeing, etc. etc. etc.  The house, for all intents and purposes is barren of stuff in the open.  We have looked at 90 houses in the last week, and have exited our own house multiple times, with the dog, so others can see ours.  

However, the stars aligned today on this beautiful day, so that I could get out for a 5 miler.  After live streaming the Boston Marathon this morning, I was well motivated.  By the way a U.S. runner took 3rd (Jordan Hasay), another 4th (Des Davila) in the women's race and a U.S. male took 2nd (Galen Rupp), well done!

I have exactly 2 months until my target race.  I will lose 10 lbs. and be race ready.