Sunday, January 18, 2009

What a difference a day makes!

Yesterday was about as cold as it gets in these parts.
Today it was downright balmy, when I got out for my 8 mile run around 1:30pm. It was 28deg, with little wind. I wore 3 less layers of clothes.

I ran an out and back to Mercer County Park. No trails on this run. I'll have enough of them next Sunday in the Chilly Cheeks run. I just want to get a few runs between now and then over the 7.2 miles that the Chilly Cheeks run is.

I will say, for an overcast 28deg day, there was quite a few people out in the park, walking, walking dogs, biking and running.

I felt pretty good, I can tell how much endurance I have lost since the marathon. I do feel that considering the weeks of not running, I am in better shape at this point of '09 as compared to where I was at this point in '08.

I'll take Monday off, and run on Tuesday & Thursday. I'm thinking of trying to squeeze a 10mile run in on Tuesday, and taper a bit on Thursday & run a few easy miles on Saturday.

FYI.. my male beagle, Austin was glad I was home and enjoyed my stinky running clothes!
8.11 miles 1:06:05

Mile / Time

1 8:07
2 7:56
3 8:22
4 8:18
5 8:08
6 8:08
7 8:09
8 8:10
.11 :42


Laurel said...

Awwwww, Austin is so cute!

SuperDave said...

It's all about the wind when it comes to the cold.
Sry bout the Eagles today. I'm shocked!

Sonia said...

Your beagle is too cute!!! Aruba is truly the best place on earth!! I wish they would employ more chemists lol

Denise said...

I feel like I lost a lot of endurance since the marathon, too.

Cute pup!

Blyfinn said...

Looks like petty even splits. The endurance will come back soon. At least you still have the pacing and speed.

Vava said...

Good times on this run! And isn't it great to compare your level of fitness to this time last year? I was 25 pounds heavier and could barely "run" (and I use that term loosely) for ten minutes. I'm nowhere near your level, but find your running motivational indeed. Keep up the good work!

Ted said...

Nice nice nice pace dude ! Wait till spring comes around and you are going to take off!

Laurel said...

You know, I never got my coupon either. I'll ask J about it. Don't worry, I know people in high places, LOL! I'll make sure you get it.