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!