Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Kicking Off 2008

We're between snowstorms and the weather was near perfect for the 1st run of 2008. Clear skies, no wind, streets more or less melted off despite the -4C temperature. Of course we still had to shovel our driveway before I was able to head out for my workout.

The 1st 2 miles were just an easy warmup before a planned 4 miles at 1/2 marathon pace. Unfortunately, right now I have no idea of what that pace is except maybe faster than marathon pace ('hoping' around 7:30). 1st mile on snow covered slushy roads came in at 7:31 (ouch!) Next mile on mostly bare pavement at 7:19 was a bit better but was still feeling slow and straining a bit. Turned around so I could at least run on the little bit of available pave in town and 3rd mile came in 7:10 (better). Final mile on a mixture of pave and slushy snow covered road for a 7:22. Finished off the run with a few easy miles and of course a few photo opportunities. Total of 9 miles in 1:15 including stops and shots.

It was a good run and a nice way to start off the New Year. Time to think up some goals for the year. Have a good one!

5 comments:

Andrew said...

Faster pace days are hard without pavement - nearly impossible. Those are some good up-tempo miles.

Jamie said...

Good way to kick off the year. I gotta git me one of dem portable camera thingies.

Marc said...

Nice run out there Mike - difficult conditions for faster running.

Mark said...

I know the feeling, uuggh.

Grellan said...

Great start to the year Mike. It's hard enough keeping the pace on tempo runs without having to source good a running surface as well. Happy hunting.