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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

North by Northwest

After Monday night's harrowing run I was itching to get out there and get in some faster miles. I figured the lunch time running crew would be good for a fast, short run.

Although, when 11:30 came and went and the round-em-up email hadn't gone out I began to wonder. Was it still too icy on the path? Was everyone stuck in meetings? Were they all going to wuss out?

I'll be honest, the thought of going out there and getting sweaty and pushing myself all alone was not appealing. So I sent out the email and thankfully got some responses.

And, thankfully, the path was not icy at all. Sure, there were some big, cold puddles but no ice. Which meant I was able to push the pace. I didn't always pause my Garmin for stops so here's what I got:

Mile 1 - 9:28
Mile 2 - 9:00
Mile 3 - 8:21
Mile .19 - 9:17 pace

Nice, huh? It was tough but enjoyable. Yes, there are things that can be both.

Although I may be paying the price now. My left shin feels achy. Good thing I've got a day off before my next speed session!

Lunchtime North by snmnstrz21 at Garmin Connect - Details


Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Glad you were okay running tonight. The walks I was on were NOT salted and I slipped several times. Freaky.

Anonymous said...

That IS nice!! I'd say you have the negative split thing down! I am impressed with people who do speed work - outside - ESPECIALLY in the winter time. I run in the a.m. when it's dark, and I'm so scared of ice. :-(

kilax said...

Nice run! :) I keep thinking I would like to run outside during lunch since there is less of a chance that I will be running on the snow! :)

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