Days 30 – 32: 17.32 miles, One Month Down, Super Bowl Pick

First things first.  I’ve got the 49ers over the Ravens in the Super Bowl by a score of 23 – 17.  The 49ers offensive line and offensive versatility are too good.  Some good analysis on the matchup right here.

Sometime in the next few days I will do a total recap of the month of January.  Short version is that I’m ahead of pace and uninjured.

And here we go for a wrap-up of the last 3 days:

Wednesday – 6.78 miles (9.34/ Mile Pace)

On Wednesday, my wife’s half-marathon training program had her running 6 miles.  So, I decided to do something similar.  I began the first mile near 10:00 pace and then lessened it to almost 9:00 pace by the time I was done.  Nothing special about this run, but it does feel good to get over a mile ahead of pace (to get to 2,013 miles I need to average 5.515 miles per day).

Thursday – 5.65 miles (just above 8/ Mile Pace)

This had been my first outside run in over a week or so.  I had previously expected it to be a decent day outside.  I was wrong.  It was sunny but cold and extremely windy.  I scooted along (too fast) until I ran along the Delaware River.  At times, I was nearly going backwards (wind gusts up to 40mph).  Overall, it felt good though. However, I’m sad to report that I’m still unable to slow my pace.

Friday – 4.89 miles (9:26/ Mile Pace)

This was a short inside run.  I took it nice and easy considering I had really pushed the pace the other day.

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Miles Run Yesterday: 17.32 miles

Total Miles for the Year: 178.42 (1,834.58 miles to go) 

Pace for the Year: 1.94 miles (.1.1%) AHEAD of pace

Around the Web:

1. The Wolf Man

2. My Day on a Treadmill Desk

3. Commuting 40 Miles to Work on a Bike

All the best!

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Day Two: Short Run & Les Mis

First off, a bit of housekeeping. It seems that it will be more practical to write here in the mornings. This will be especially helpful for the days when my run comes later in the evening. So, I typically will wrap-up the previous days events on the following morning. Typically. But not always the case.

Anyway, yesterday I ran 3.87 miles in 30:54. That brings the total mileage for 2013 to 18.07 miles. Only 1,994.93 miles to go. So, far I am 7.03 miles ahead of pace. Back to yesterday’s run. It was way too fast! Extremely windy as well! As I’ve said before, running these miles at close to 8:00 minute-mile is a disaster in the making. I really need to focus more on slowing down these runs. But I was glad to be able to get something in yesterday after the 14+ miles the day before. Tonight looks like a 4-6 mile run.

Food consumption: 3 cups of coffee, spinach salad, vegetarian tortilla soup, spinach smoothie, 2 hot dogs (hands head in shame!), peppermint candy

Movie recommendation: You should see Les Miserables if you enjoyed the play, enjoy musicals in general, or if you enjoy being bombarded and beaten over the head with emotion-bursting scenes played out one after another. I’ve seen it twice. It was even better the second time. Unpopular opinion, but Russell Crowe’s performance is spot-on.

Running playlist: Memory Tapes

Space ails us moderns: we are sick with space.
Robert Frost

All the best.