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Monday, January 18, 2010

Frozen Solid / PLUS! Giveaway Winner

Photo from http://www.jconner.net/blog/

Solid chocolate lungs would definitely been an improvement over the frozen solid lungs I had after my long run on Saturday afternoon. I did 8.5 miles outside where the air temperature was hovering around 28oF. I've certainly run in colder, but for some reason Saturday's run left me coughing and hacking for most of the rest of the afternoon.

I wore a tank top, two long sleeved tech shirts, tights, shorts and mittens. I got a little warm but never warm enough to push up my sleeves or take off my mittens. Because I never rolled up my sleeves, I couldn't see my Garmin for the entire run. Since I was pretty much running blind it was a good exercise in trying to pace myself. I have to say, I think I did pretty well. Not perfect and, of course, some of the times are thrown off my waiting for stop lights, but overall I was fairly consistent. During mile 8, however, I hit some sort of strange disconnect where my legs were moving but I wasn't even aware of it. It felt GREAT! Now, if I could just figure out how to harness that feeling for the entire run.

The sidewalks were mostly clear although there were a few icy spots where I had to tread lightly or veer off into the street. I saw lots of people out walking their dogs but I only saw one other runner. That may have been because I ran in the afternoon instead of in the morning. Why the afternoon? Because earlier in the day I hit the gym for 45 minutes of strength training! So, yes, 45 minutes of weights and an 8.5 mile run in the same day. Pretty awesome.


But enough about that. On to what you're really here for. To find out if you won the Infinity Scarf Giveaway! We're pretty low tech over at Eri-thon industries so instead of using an online random number generator I just drew names out of a hat.

This hat, to be precise:

See? There are all your names (if you linked to my post in your blog and told me about it your name is in there twice, I promise!).

So which lucky person had their name drawn? Well, the winner is: Kelly!! Turns out, her birthday was also last week so this is sort of a belated birthday gift as well. Kelly, I'll be in touch!

Thanks for everyone for commenting!


Saturday's Stats

Route:--Elev. Avg:626 ft
Location:Forest Park, ILElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:01/16/10Up/Downhill: [+52/-52]
Time:01:32 PMDifficulty:3.0 / 5.0
Weather:Overcast with Haze
 28 F temp; 81% humidity
 28 F heat index; winds SW 6

Distance: 8.52 miles
Speed:6.2 mph
Pace:9' 38 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 33-0' 056.3+0.1+3 ft
211' 44+2' 065.1-1.1+6 ft
39' 31-0' 076.3+0.10 ft
49' 22-0' 166.4+0.2-6 ft
59' 47+0' 096.1-0.1+7 ft
69' 40+0' 026.2-0.00 ft
710' 36+0' 585.7-0.60 ft
89' 18-0' 206.5+0.2-9 ft
end9' 52+0' 146.1-0.10 ft
Versus average of 9' 38 min/mile

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Kelly said...

HAHAHA! I totally didn't think that was me Kelly until I clicked on the name and thought, Huh, that's my blog....wait a second! Thanks for the giveaway, and happy birthday to me! :D

Bayjb said...

I'm just going to say, I think the chocolate lungs are a little disturbing. But creative.

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