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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Do You Wanna? I Did. After 8 Miles, That Is.

8.0 miles (73:37 - 9:12/mile [36:18 - 9:05; 37:19 - 9:20])

total: 8.0 miles

course: Illinois Prairie Path

:30 after finish
Current: Clear
Wind: E at 0 mph
Humidity: 62%

It was hotter when I started. Much. My time isn't zippy, but for the weather, I'm good.

Mile one was 8:57. Obviously, that was around 15 seconds too fast.

Last week's mileage is at 35.08 miles. That's nice to see. If fitness is going to happen, it will not be by running tidy 20 mile weeks. I'm not sure that 35 miles weekly will get me there either, but at 34 days into this I'm happy.

I was asking myself if a cold orange Fanta would taste good when I was done. Now I know. It did. 270 calories of cool pleasure. Earned every sip.

Tomorrow will be a shorter run, with Thursday as a travel day, and Friday either also a rest day, or on the treadmill.


K said...

Well done, Tony! What a week! Have another!

Resilient Hawk said...

That must be a new record in response! One minute after posting? Whew!

Today was dodgy. I had a 3:15 meeting with my pastor (looks like I'm doing communications for oour men's ministry now), and it went :30 longer than expected, and a need to get over to a Hungarian grocery store by 7:00 pm. It all worked out, but only because I dove out on a warm down walk (half mile to a mile usually).

It was a great week. August has been terrific for me @ 93.33 miles. I have it in me, but the discipline of getting out there is the thing, as is the watching my diet, avoiding too much too soon. Forunately, so far, natural impediments in my schedule or the weather have slowed down any foolishness I might delve into.