Sunday, July 25, 2010

More Ketchup

Or Catch Up. I've been bad again about posting, having gone through a week without saying anything. It's been a good week for runs, although maybe the heat has been a little brain and body addling. Last Tuesday I was feeling a little light headed after running, maybe from dehydration? Anyway, catching my breath after, and getting some hydration helped a lot.

Friday was also warmish, and left me a little achy. I felt slow, but the GPS was rather flattering, telling me I'd completed a 12.25 km run. Funny, that route has always measured out at about 10.2 km or so. I'm going to assume it was fibbing, or maybe that was its turn to be heat addled. I'll use Tuesday's distance below as it's more realistic.

Today, well, I did beat some of the heat. Maybe I should alter my Sunday morning routine on days like this, and run first thing while it's still cool. It wasn't all that bad though. One thing about the warm days is the traffic. There are so many runners and walkers and bikers on the paths. It's not crowded, but it's busy. I kinda like that.
L n K
Tuesday's run:
Distance: 10.22 Time: 59:12
Average speed: 5:48 min/km. (10.36 kph)
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 2).

Friday's run:
Distance: 10.22 Time: 1:01:56
Average speed: 5:48 min/km. (9.90 kph)
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 1).

Today's run
Distance: 17.12 Time: 1:39:44
Average speed: 5:56 min/km. (10.30 kph)
Rest distance: 1.11 km. Rest time: 11:00.
Total distance: 18.23 km. Total time: 1:50:44
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 2).

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Spitty, Spotty

It looked like rain, a big dark cloud in the west. It isn't really hot out, but I like running in the rain, and it would have felt quite nice even for the heating up I was doing while running. Nuh-uh.

After crossing the river at Crowchild, it was dark and brooding, and there was a tiny bit of drippy spitty rain. But within minutes the sun burst forth, and that was that.

Good run though, and just what I needed.
L n K
Distance: 10.26 Time: 59:59
Average speed: 5:50 min/km. (10.26 kph)

Shoes: New Balance 769 (Blue).
Weather: Distant precipitation and 19C.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Old and Slow

Well, it's how I feel anyway. But actually I felt pretty good too. Such a beautiful morning to be out running.

There wasn't a lot to note about it, other than all the running groups appeared to be starting just as I went by, so there was lots of traffic on the promenade. And the bottle picker who was having trouble with his bike, expressing frustration with a loud carpet f-bombing.

Anyway, I was a little slower than a couple of months ago. But I'm not out to set speed records.
L n K
Distance: 16.68 Time: 1:39:00
Average speed: 5:56 min/km. (10.11 kph)
Rest distance: 1.25 km. Rest time: 10:54.
Total distance: 17.94 km. Total time: 1:49:54

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A Brief Note

That was a bloody hot day for running. I think I was a little too hot, but I ran the usual route.

Distance: 9.93 Time: 1:00:46
Average speed: 6:072 min/km. (9.35 kph)

Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 2).
Weather: Sunny and 21C.