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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

No Hoedown, But a Good 4.42

4.42 miles 38:30 (8:42/mile)

total: 4.42 miles

50°F
Rain
Wind: E at 4 mph
Humidity: 58%
course: COD Loop

The weather key is fibbing. Never saw the rain. Plenty humid, though. Pouring with perspiration here.

I almost skipped out on today's run. I had a bad case of "Don't Wanna," for no exact reason. The first 15 minutes are never fun for me. No guarantee the next 15 would be a hoedown, but what's the worst that could happen?

I started slow, but apparently picked things up after roughly the first 1.25 miles. In fact, it could be my start was no faster than usual, but than my second half was stronger than before.

Turns out the 38:30 is my PR for this particular loop. Nothing impressive overall about my pace, but it is nice to see progress.

Aaron Copland's Hoedown (from Rodeo), via Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (on banjo). It might be the funkiest version you'll ever hear.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I had a major "don't wanna" day today, too, but mine didn't get any better. I did my usual 1/2 mile walk for a warmup & started running & felt ok for a while. 19:45 later I'd had enough, walked 3 minutes, tried once again, made it about 3 minutes and just turned around and walked home. :-( It was 69 degrees, 89% humidity, cloudy, and no breeze. YUCK!

Good for YOU for keeping with it today when you didn't want to!!!