Date: 3/7/2009 8:00 AM
Type: Hill
Course: 7 miler
Distance: 7.02 miles
Duration: 1:22:04
Pace: 11:42 / mile
Shoe: Mizuno Wave Renegade 4
Weight: ACK!
Statistics: Calories: 982
VO2 Max: 25.9

So here’s my mini run report from today.  We had 7 on the schedule because we are in week 7 of Higdon’s training for the Half Marathon.  The weather was amazingly gorgeous.  50, and not a cloud in the sky.

One boy went to a snow day in Strawberry, and the other with his Dad on a hike to the Black Diamond Mines in Antioch.  Kim and I drove out to the 3.5 mile point and put GU in half bottles of water, and 6 saltines.  I’m trying out some nutrition stuff, because I want to figure it out before the Half.

Mile 1:  Was 10:31, and we must have really slowed down after that.  To our regular overpass, and Shell Station (Hill #1)

Mile 2:  On our way to the Green Bridge there was a porta-potty on the side.  I thought…”Huh.  I dont’ need that”. 

Mile 3:  Thank God there was another Porta-Potty right at the entrance, which I needed.  Quickly, deftly, and I was outta there.  We approached the Hammett overpass, and I was really tired.  (Hills #2 & 3)  I was out of gas.  Lungs & Stomach…good.

Mile 4:  A runner passes us with these long, loping strides as I struggled to get back over the overpass.  Stopped to get the Gu.  Good stop.  Needed.  Saltines?  No, not so much.  Back over the overpass.  (Another Hill #4)

Mile 5:  Out of the right off the bridge comes a stellar, sweating, muscular runner.  Off of some trail.  Was he a mirage?   I don’t know, but he was beautiful.  His strides, his pace.  Admiring without oogling.  Much.  We had another small hill #5 and I was getting tired.

Mile 6:  Through a housing development.  Back down our regular path toward the Catwalk (Hill #6) and practically walking over it.

Mile 7:  The best one yet.  Down toward the Hockey Rink.  I started to feel a painful stinging in my shoe.  Turns out I have a blister.  Or the start of one.

Two oranges off of a tree.  Sore shoulder, but other than that…It was good.  The most I have ever run is 7.5, in last year’s Emerald 12KThis week, I attempt an 8 miler.  Should be interesting.

We saw several runners; it was a beautiful thing…Later, I sat in the spa, reading Runner’s World…my favorite issue to date, and I came to the David Paterson last page, and was Laughing Out Loud at SNL’s rendition of him.  Still.  Great, great job.

4 thoughts on “6 Hiller

  1. Sounds like all and all it was a good run! Try pretzel sticks, gotta be better than saltines 🙂 I’m sure you’ll knock out the 8 miler without a hitch or a blister!

  2. You did a great job.
    You will only get more comfortable with the longer distances.
    Keep it up.

  3. Fabulous job my dear 😉

    Dang it! Why does everyone get their RW before me? Oh yeah I live in The Sticks. Ohhh yeah I loved that SNL skit with him. He of course hated it (which surprised me since it seems like he has a good enough sense of humor)

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