Monday, February 16, 2009

15 MILES....Easy like Sunday mornin'

Good morning and happy Monday!!

I had a great weekend, although I am pretty exhausted this morning. We had company in from Maine Friday through Sunday so I didn't make it out to run Saturday, instead I got up and cooked a big breakfast for everyone of omelets, turkey bacon and toast! Simple, but it was very good.

Then we did the tourist thing Saturday and then the girls did some shopping for last minute VDay presents and cards. I just got the bf a nice chocolate bar and some Harry and David Chocolate Covered Bing Cherries (which if you have not tried, you simply MUST) and a fancy Papyrus card (LOVE Papyrus). We don't really do much for each other on VDay, he usually just gets me flowers and a card and we go out to dinner.

Saturday night we all got gussied up and went downtown for a double Valentine's date at the best Thai restaurant around, Basil. We knew the crowds would be hairy so we tried to get there as early as possible, and there was still a 2.5 hour wait!!

So we hopped back in the truck, went back home and had some drinks and chips and dip to tide us over! Then just hopped a cab so we wouldn't have to worry about parking again. Was way better than sitting at a bar waiting on our table.

The real event of the weekend was my 15 miler yesterday afternoon that I had been kind of worried about all week....and it went so well! I decided before I left that I would keep my pace around 10:30, even if I felt I could go faster, because I knew it would payoff in the end. It definitely did, as I even had some gas leftover to sprint a bit the last mile (nothing fancy, but at least I wasn't dying at the end). The weather was overcast, windy and cool at around 50 degrees F. I was actually a little chilly in shorts and a tank.

So here are the split times and totals:

Total Time:
Distance: 15.00 mi
Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,454 ft / 1,463 ft
Calories: 1,707 C
Avg Pace: 10:32 min/mi
Max Pace: 07:30 min/mi

1 00:10:58 1.00 mi 10:58 min/mi -- -- 111 C
2 00:10:25 1.00 mi 10:25 min/mi -- -- 114 C
3 00:10:24 1.00 mi 10:24 min/mi -- -- 114 C
4 00:10:32 1.00 mi 10:32 min/mi -- -- 115 C
5 00:10:43 1.00 mi 10:43 min/mi -- -- 114 C
6 00:10:44 1.00 mi 10:44 min/mi -- -- 115 C
7 00:10:27 1.00 mi 10:27 min/mi -- -- 114 C
8 00:11:02 1.00 mi 11:02 min/mi -- -- 114 C
9 00:11:11 1.00 mi 11:11 min/mi -- -- 114 C
10 00:10:10 1.00 mi 10:10 min/mi -- -- 114 C
11 00:10:27 1.00 mi 10:27 min/mi -- -- 114 C
12 00:10:27 1.00 mi 10:27 min/mi -- -- 114 C
13 00:10:25 1.00 mi 10:25 min/mi -- -- 114 C
14 00:10:16 1.00 mi 10:16 min/mi -- -- 114 C
15 00:09:47 1.00 mi 09:46 min/mi -- -- 112 C

I got new sneakers on Friday, so I was super pumped about wearing those! I actually made the switch from Asics to Adidas, and I was kind of wondering how they would feel. At first they felt a lot better, with more support (of course any new shoe would feel better compared to my old ones) but as I kept running my arches were bothering me a bit, so I don't know how they're going to work out.

I wasn't really all that impressed with the guy who fitted me at On the Run when I bought them, it was my first time shopping there and I don't think I will be heading back. I like to chit chat with the sales people when I go get new shoes, talk about races, what I'm training for, etc. and he just didn't really seem interested. He also didn't really help too much with picking out the right shoe for me. But who knows, maybe he was having a bad day. :) I guess I can give it one more try.

So then last night, my Nana drove down from Virginia, on her way to visit friends in Georgia, so her, me and the bf went out for a nice dinner at Vickery's on Shem Creek. The food was great, but the service was really slow...if we hadn't been so busy talking and catching up I would have been pretty upset. I got a cuban sandwhich and french fries, which was ok. We also shared artichoke dip with pitas and a fried green tomato tower for apps, both were delish!

So we had a late night of chatting and catching up, then some good coffee talk this morning.

I love my family! I don't see them enough. But I didn't sleep very well last night, as my legs were so sore and I couldn't seem to get comfortable! I am looking forward to having today off from running!

I think I am going to try an ice bath after next week's run, hopefully that will help.

Time to get to work! Hope everyone has a great start to their week.

Don't forget to enter to win some WIN sports detergent from Bobbi at NHerShoes!

1 comment:

  1. WORK?? Oh man... you need to move up here pronto. I'm convinced DC gets more holidays than any other place in the US.