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Friday, February 19, 2010

Sun+Warm = Awesome


I think Mother Nature must have read my last post (did one of you send her the link?) because yesterday was almost like SPRING!

We went for a run at lunch and, for once, the ladies outnumbered the guys and I got to run for the first time with a woman who recently joined our group. She is totally inspiring, hilarious, and full of spunk.

The sun was out, it was actually kind of warm (above freezing!) and I was having such a good time that I didn't even notice that I was totally hitting my pace on the nose! It actually felt easy and we pretty much ran negative splits (each mile faster than the previous mile). Yes, I am awesome. Thank you.

I don't have much to say other than YAY RUN so I will leave you with some links to fun stuff.

Erica at "I Run Because...I Can" is doing a One More Mile giveaway! I've always wanted a shirt from One More Mile so I would LOVE to win this one.

Kim is giving away an "I Love to Run" necklace that is super cute. Even if you don't want to win the necklace you should check out the site that is giving it away. They have a lot of neat jewelry.

Finally, Kim also linked me to an hilarious post about the responses runners get from other people. Shut Up and Run really nailed it!

I'm also planning to do some new and different cross-training this weekend. Stay tuned!


Route:--Elev. Avg:590 ft
Location:Chicago, ILElev. Gain:-3 ft
Date:02/18/10Up/Downhill: [+164/-167]
Time:12:16 PMDifficulty:2.4 / 5.0
Weather:Partly Cloudy
 39 F temp; 52% humidity
 39 F heat index; winds NW 12

Distance: 4.74 miles
Speed:6.6 mph
Pace:9' 07 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 19+0' 126.4-0.1+4 ft
29' 02-0' 056.6+0.0-19 ft
39' 09+0' 026.5-0.00 ft
48' 58-0' 096.7+0.1+3 ft
end8' 58-0' 096.7+0.1+3 ft
Versus average of 9' 07 min/mile

Posted from bimactive.com


Kelly said...

Wow, you are awesome! Nice job on that run! I liked that post on Shut Up and Run too. Very funny. I still think its crazy that people refer to me as a runner...I was NEVER atheletic in highschool or anything. So I don't know how to respond to some people who think I'm crazy now for running.

Lacey said...

yay for sunshine and lunch time runs!!! i can't do it while i'm working but that's my time to run of choice like on weekends and stuff. esp in winter when it's warmest.

gooo negative splits!!! if i could i would always do that :)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how by this time of year, 40 to us is SO warm?!! I'm glad the weather was better for you yesterday. It's sunny here and balmy! (so...almost 40!)

Anonymous said...

gotta love when awesome weather shows up out of nowhere!

Anne said...

Oh I want warm weather!!! Great job on an awesome run :)
I'm not sure through which blog I got to yours, but I like it!

lifestudent said...

I was just talking about this "warm weather" thing the other day ... you stats say it was 39. In Chicago, when its above 32 in the winter we put on shorts and drop our Convertible tops. When we talk about "warm" people assume we must have hit the 70s or something ... they have no idea :)

kilax said...

I am happy you liked that article! ShutupandRun is such a funny blog.

I bet once the weather stays warmer (like this) you are going be pounding out all of these awesome speedy splits! Your inner speed demon will emerge!

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