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Running in Rhode Island

In Daily Exercise Summary on May 19, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Well once again I managed to mess up the directions from mapmyrun.com. I think from now on I’m going to run and mapmyrun for distance afterwards. This time I erred on the side of brevity. When I was sprinting in to the finish, I noticed there was a little more gas in the tank than I had expected. I thought to myself that I had a really strong run. I also seemed to be back five or six minutes earlier than I would have assumed, but I just figured the clock on my ipod wasn’t working correctly.

No, I turned for home a street or two early and this cut off just over half a mile. I finished 4.4 in just over 37 minutes. It was a good run for me nonetheless, especially after the relative inactivity of last week.  With the load of having to take my comprehensive exams gone, I feel like I can focus a little more on my running. I want to get my weekly average for the next four weeks to just over 20 miles.

I also have to start preparing my dissertation proposal for review, so I still have plenty going on, but I think that running can take a higher priority. Since I started almost two months ago, I feel a lot better and am much more comfortable. I feel that if I had a 10k to sign up for I could do it tomorrow in under an hour. Now that I am increasing my distance substantially on a weekly basis, I feel that by next month I should be able to get under 54 minutes. This is my first race goal. I will get a sub 54 minute 10k. I would then like to get a 45 minute 10k about 2-3 months after the first one. Then on to a half marathon in the fall.

Also, it is getting to be time for new shoes. Luckily, I will be at the Saucony Outlet store on Saturday this week. Let’s see if we can make that happen.

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May 7, 2009 Run

In Daily Exercise Summary on May 7, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Well, I tried to mapmyrun.com again, and again I got lost. This time my run ended up being 6 miles. Well 6.03 miles to be exact. It was a real nice day and the area that I ran in had a great sidewalk with a lake, so I really didn’t mind. The first 5k was real quick. I would estimate somewhere just under 25 minutes. I would guess the second half of the run was between 27-29 minutes.

Nobody flipped me off today, but I did break the footbridge rule by running across it. Twice.

Tonight I’m going to go to the off ‘n running and fitness together stretching for runners class. Should be interesting anyway.

April 24, 2009 Run

In Daily Exercise Summary on April 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Today, the sun was calling and it was just too pretty to run inside. It was supposed to reach 90 degrees today, but it was about 78 when I went out for my run.

It was a good strong run. I’m not sure what my time was, but I ran off a nice 3.1 miler. I do enjoy being able to measure my run’s through mapmyrun. Sometimes the interface is a bit touchy when you are using it, but overall, I like the website. I find it helpful for being able to change up the route, and still knowing how far you run. Even if you have a training aide with gps, it is helpful because it will allow you to design the run beforehand with a particular distance in mind.

I set out today with the intention of working on my form, well it held real strong and I was happy with how it is developing for the first two or two and a half miles. After that it got sloppier, and coming down that last two tenths of a mile, I could barely convince myself to keep my feet moving forward. I used up a lot of energy on the run.