18 January 2009


Gleeful. Joyous. Overwhelminly happy. -- how I felt when I checked the weather at 9:00 this morning and realized it was 30 balmy degrees outside. -- so much warmer than yesterday's 18*F!

Dress: UA ColdGear tights, UA ColdGear compression long sleeved shirt, thin gloves, hat. V. comfortable ... not too warm, not too cold. Just call me Goldilocks.

my fancy new tights ^^

Running has been going so well lately. I'm not quite sure why, but I'm not going to look the proveribal gift horse in the mouth and I'm just going to go with it. [also must remember this the next time I have a crappy run]. I seem to be running negative splits without really trying... I just start off slowly and seem to naturally pick it up halfway through.

I listened to my audiobook [Breaking Dawn, stop laughing] until my iPod shuffle pooped out around mile 6. Not quite sure why --- maybe because it didn't charge enough? or maybe it was too cold? [yesterday I wore it on the inside of my shirt, today I clipped it on the outside of my jacket]. Anyhow, I'll have to wait until next weekend to see what happens with Bella, Jacob, and Edward. Le sigh, Edward.

The rest of the long runs: 19/ 20/ 12/ 20/ 12/ 20/ 8/ 4.

I've decided to just suck it up and run with the 3:50 pace group at National.

12.05 miles in 1h 49m 10s // 09m 04s/Mi

mile 1: 9:35
mile 2: 9:20
mile 3: 9:33
mile 4: 9:23
mile 5: 9:13
mile 6: 9:22
mile 7: 8:49
mile 8: 8:30
mile 9: 9:22
mile 10: 8:43
mile 11: 8:38
mile 12: 8:17


  1. Nice job on the run! I wish there was another book. I liked breaking dawn, but it was a little more cheesy than the others.

  2. You're so darn fast!! Hope those tights will make you much faster!


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  4. Must be nice to be young !! I measure my success by finishing a race in the same day !!