Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Small Change

I made a little change to my route, about the third time I've gone that way in the last couple of weeks. I cross Prince's Island, but then I head east to the Langevin Bridge at Edmonton Trail. On the north side of the river I go west again, as far as 14th Street, then back along the south side to Prince's Island again. Just a tiny bit longer than the run straight out to Crowchild and back.
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Tonight's run:
Distance: 10.53 Time: 1:01:31
Average speed: 5:50 min/km. (10.26 kph)
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Blue).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Technicolor Run

Wow, is it ever some kind of colourful out there! This time of year is when the view from the bluff can be breathtaking, and so too along the river. There is so much red, which I never expect to see on the prairie. I grew up with poplar yellow and maple brown, nothing red anywhere that I remember. But the river valley is lined with red. Saskatoons? Dogwood? I don't know what bush is what.

I ran the route in reverse of what I've been running it for the past ... how many months? It's so different looking, surprisingly so, going the other way. But all the colour, it's dazzling.

On top of all that, I had a good strong run. The last couple of runs, I think I've been running as good as I was in early spring, before I started slacking for the summer.

Still slacking at the write ups, though....
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The run on the 12th:
Distance: 16.66 Time: 1:34:23
Average speed: 5:39 min/km. (10.59 kph)
Rest distance: 1.24 km. Rest time: 10:00.
Total distance: 17.90 km. Total time: 1:44:23
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 2).
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The run on the 15th:
Distance: 9.79 Time: 58:22
Average speed: 5:57 min/km. (10.06 kph)
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Blue).

And then I didn't run for about a week...

The run on Tuesday:
Distance: 10.71 Time: 1:02:26
Average speed: 5:49 min/km. (10.29 kph)
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Blue).
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The run on Friday:
Distance: 10.20 Time: 58:17
Average speed: 5:43 min/km. (10.49 kph)
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 1).
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Today's run:
Distance: 17.41 Time: 1:39:53
Average speed: 5:44 min/km. (10.46 kph)
Rest distance: 1.05 km. Rest time: 11:00.
Total distance: 18.45 km. Total time: 1:50:53
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 2).

Friday, September 10, 2010

On a New Schedule

Friday night runs aren't bad. I think there are more cyclists on the path. It was a nice run though. It's been a grey day, and not that cool. I was hoping for some rain to chill a little.

Mostly just a run like any other.
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Tuesday's RunDistance: 10.25 Time: 58:56
Average speed: 5:45 min/km. (10.44 kph)
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Blue).

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Changing My Schedule

At least I'm going to give it a whirl. My Thursday nights are filled up this fall, so my usual Tuesday, Thursday running schedule it going to get heavily interfered with. So I am going to try switching to a Wednesday, Friday schedule. I notice it's not much different - go figure.

It's a nice cool evening, a nice running evening, after all the rain we got earlier in the day. A few big puddles to dodge along the top of the bluff, and a little muddy in places.

I've noticed the starts have been a little stiffer and slower the past couple of times out. It doesn't take long to loosen up, but I'd rather be loose from the start. Maybe a little more intensity is needed in the pre-run stretch.

But mostly, just another run: went out, got sweaty, came home.
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Tuesday's RunDistance: 10.09 Time: 59:27
Average speed: 5:53 min/km. (10.18 kph)
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 1).

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Drippy Drizzle Day Run

It was a little drizzly when I first went out this morning, and for awhile it really came down, but once I changed and got out on the paths, it was back to drizzly. There's a definite chill in the air these days, but with hardly any wind (at least at the start) conditions were excellent for running.

I didn't set any speed record again today, except maybe that last three km before Edworthy Park and the public washrooms. For the last ten minutes of the run, the rain again began to come down, so I was drenched when I finished. The wind came up for a minute or two, too, and like I said, there's a definite chill.

I haven't wrote about runs for a week or so, sorry about that. Last week's long run was kinda nice, sunny and lots of runners out. The mid week runs were non-descript, but it was warmer too. Almost summery. All the details are below.
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Last Sunday's run:
Distance: 16.77 Time: 1:38:52
Average speed: 5:54 min/km. (10.18 kph)
Rest distance: 1.32 km. Rest time: 10:00.
Total distance: 18.09 km. Total time: 1:48:52
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 2).
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Tuesday's RunDistance: 10.00 Time: 58:37
Average speed: 5:51 min/km. (10.24 kph)
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 1).
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Thursday's RunDistance: 10.13 Time: 59:14
Average speed: 5:50 min/km. (10.26 kph)
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Blue).
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Today's Run:Distance: 16.70 Time: 1:38:02
Average speed: 5:52 min/km. (10.22 kph)
Rest distance: 0.82 km. Rest time: 10:00.
Total distance: 17.52 km. Total time: 1:48:02
Shoes: New Balance 769 (Yellow 2).