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Saturday, October 17, 2009

My Happy Hour

Good thing I was running :-)

But seriously. After a long day of sitting in conference rooms I had several options: hit the bar by myself, take a nap, or go for a run.

I chose the run. Originally I was going to do it in the hotel's fitness room but the weather outside was too gorgeous. Who knew central Florida could be so lovely? Plus, even after rinsing out my workout clothes (I only packed one set) and letting them dry they still REEKED of b.o. I didn't think it was fair to subject the other fitness room users to that.

I ended up running around the cart path on the golf course at my hotel. 5 miles once around. I did one of the sections twice, though, for a total of 7 miles. Apparently you're not supposed to run on the cart path on the golf course. I suppose there's a chance you could get beaned by a errant golf ball or run over by a out of control golf cart. Luckily, at 6:00 PM on an October Saturday 2 miles from Disney World there aren't many golfers out and about and no one said anything to me.

It was a great run. There were few weird pangs in my shins and my left knee, but they went away as my muscles and joints warmed up.

And afterward I stretched while overlooking part of the hotel's grounds. Like being in a tropical paradise.



Route:--Elev. Avg:101 ft
Location:Lake Buena Vista, FLElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:10/17/09Up/Downhill: [+62/-62]
Time:05:56 PMDifficulty:2.1 / 5.0
Weather:A Few Clouds
 63 F temp; 58% humidity
 63 F heat index; winds NW 12 G 18

Distance: 7.19 miles
Speed:6.2 mph
Pace:9' 42 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 31-0' 116.3+0.1+4 ft
29' 44+0' 026.2-0.0-3 ft
39' 45+0' 036.2-0.0-4 ft
49' 47+0' 056.1-0.1+3 ft
59' 50+0' 086.1-0.1-7 ft
69' 51+0' 096.1-0.1+10 ft
79' 55+0' 136.0-0.1-3 ft
end9' 52+0' 106.1-0.10 ft
Versus average of 9' 42 min/mile

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kristen said...

Good thing you were running :)!

kilax said...

I've always thought that golf courses would make good running trails! :)

Bayjb said...

Well I'm glad you were running instead of jogging :) I love going for a great workout after a long day of sitting around. I feel so much better after.

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