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  • 7 miles
  • 01:21 time
  • 11:04 pace
  • 1018 calories
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  • 322 ft climb
  • 144 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
 
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alright 11.73 km 01:21 11:04 pace

unbelievable!
that was the only way i could think of how to describe this run.
at first, i had no idea how far i would be able to go. it was the idea of “run a little ways, see how i feel”. i first wanted to go about 31 minutes, to make an hour total in the day (remember, the race i did in the morning was 29:10!), but when i got to the half hour mark, i felt so energized, i decided to go for 45 minutes. when i reached that time, i still felt good (albeit wet as it has started to rain harder), and extended it more. i thought of running around stewart square a few times until i got tired (or had run enough to make the total for the day a record), but felt like i wanted more so headed on downtown, again running by the saddle and seeing several guys out but none of them paid me any heed. east on locust, to walnut. i actually had thought of continuing to court, but the hill definitely was taking its toll and so i decided just to return to base.
at e 14th on walnut, i saw another runner a little ahead of me. as he took the light, i hollered my usual, “run barefoot!”. he got halfway across, then asked what i said, and i repeated. he turned around, and did a doubletake when he saw me after saying he doubted if he could. i told him i had been out for an hour and twenty minutes after doing a 5k that morning. he was impressed to say the least!
i finally had to beg off at e 16th to end the run. just before doing so, he had to duck a limb and i apologized saying i would have moved over if i had seen it. then i ended the run. i was pretty tired on walnut during that hill climb, to the point i almost slowed to walk, but kept running, and was so relieved when i reached the peak!
note that i made two complete loops, one dean-e 19th-logan-e 18th, and the other d. m.-hubbell-e 19th. that was how energized i was!
the longest wait i had for traffic was where i crossed hubbell on e 21st, maybe a minute.
note that i went through the alley between e 16th and e 15th, between grand and d. m., so i could go east on grand.
some new notations: “crossing gate” means that i went around (in this case, behind) the gate before the train arrived; “runner” means i conversed with another runner while under power but not during an organized event. “super plus” is what i termed this, meaning at least an hour and a quarter.
the temp was 21 when i left, but had gone down to eighteen on return! i was still so sweaty from the humidity that i did a cold-water treatment anyway.
i feel pretty good now, just somewhat sore.
wow!

  • Hill
    Hill

    Great run!!!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Barefoot R.
    Barefoot R.

    oh, crap! the title got obliterated! it was “(part 2) super plus neighborhood/capitol/downtown run, 08/18/2012”. that was a careless error on my part: i edited gear and so forth before saving. bad move!
    thanks for the comment.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Teri
    Teri Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Don't you love it when your body tells you to just keep going? Awesome run, Barefoot R.

    about 2 years ago

  • Barefoot R.
    Barefoot R.

    it was a wonderful feeling. usually it tells me to stop!
    thanks!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Mike T.
    Mike T.

    Damn, you had a pretty awesome day of running! I envy your barefoot running accomplishments.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Gozling
    Gozling Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    fantastic job!!!!!

    about 2 years ago

  • Barefoot R.
    Barefoot R.

    thanks to both of you.
    @mike t. you will get there. the difference is that i can be barefoot 24/7, which most cannot do.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person