Friday, March 27, 2009

Tie goes to the runner

I took advantage of a commute-less work day by sleeping a little later and running a little farther than I would on a week day. The cold is retreating and my leg, if somewhat stiff, is in good shape. I waited for the sun to come up and set out for my run a little after 7:00 AM. I'm used to neighborhood running on weekends where, for the most part, I have the roads to myself. This morning I was inundated with cars and school busses and spent more time running on the sidewalk than I ever had before.

I started a little slow because my right leg felt stiff but started to push it when I reached the mile mark. My intention was not to run a "weekend-length" distance because we're heading out for a long drive and I didn't want to be too tired. I ended up running just short of 3 miles at 9:00 minutes per mile. So I didn't get under 9:00 but I didn't go over it either. I have work to do this morning prior to my trip so I won't have time to Gmap my distance. I hold out hope that I actually ran farther than the Garmin said I'd run. If that's the case I would have made my goal of 8:59 or under.

I'll probably only do treadmill running this weekend in the hotel but if I have a chance to run outside I will certainly will.

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