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368 total / 0 in 2014
Goal:

Can't say I really have a goal. I'm just running because it's something to do. I think eventually I'd like to enter some trail races. Probably. :D

Erik B. ran: This one took a bit m...

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  • 3 miles
  • 00:27 time
  • 08:43 pace
  • 455 calories
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  • 275 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
good Not a St. Patty's Day 5K :) 3.1 mi 00:27 08:43 pace

This one took a bit more out of me than it should have. I blame wolfing down a huge hot dog and not being well hydrated, but basically I did this one a bit wimpy-like. My right shin and calf started feeling not quite 100%, I set out at too fast a pace (first mile was 8:08 or so).

Still, okay, a 5K (granted it's without any slop) in 27:03 is below my 28:00 goal. So if I can do that, now, not feeling great, then in a month I think I can do it if/when I actually run in a 5K. I think there's one around the 21st of April?

I passed Ben Roethlisberger twice. The first time I thought it was him and made sure. Then when I saw him the second time I paused my music in advance and said "Hey Ben." He said "Wassup?" as we passed each other.

First time I've listened to music (songs) on a run in awhile. Have been doing the podcast thing lately.

How dorky is it that I wish I had gone down to film people's footstrikes at the 5K St. Patty's day race this morning? Plenty of opportunities to do that this year, though. And maybe someone will go with me so I don't look like a creep. :)

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/158884449

  • Shaindel B.
    Shaindel B.

    Sounds like a nice run -- and a celebrity spotting! I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your notes. I hope the shin and calf are better, too.

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  • Stacey R.
    Stacey R.

    if I could run a 5k that fast I would be over the moon!! :) Well done!

    almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Erik B.

    Thanks, both of you. I really appreciate the kind words and encouragement. Stacey, you'll keep getting faster, don't you worry! Shaindel, thanks. I usually heal pretty quickly. I credit the Cherry Coke Zero. ;)

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Andrea J.
    Andrea J.

    very well done Erik! (i'm obsessed with looking at people's footstrikes - so no dorky thinking here!)

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Shaindel B.
    Shaindel B.

    @Stacey, Yeah, an 8:40 mile was what I did in high school, which was a *bit* ago ;-)

    almost 3 years ago Like

  • Erik B.

    I'm taking comfort in the fact that everything I read in Running Times and whatnot says that you can keep getting faster through your 30s and into your 40s. :D And when I stop getting faster running, maybe I'll use my skates. That should get me to a 7:00 mile! (Though I imagine a cadence of 18 might provide a clue that I've cheated somehow...) :D

    almost 3 years ago Like