Wednesday, September 13, 2006

ZigZaggy 8 Miles

Yesterday evening Jason and I went for an 8 mile run through the streets instead of heading down to the lake front path. This is one of the best things about Garmin for city kids, because when you miss a light you can just turn down a different street and you don't have to worry about screwing up a preplanned route. We made it almost all the way back up to our old apartment but headed back west a big south of Belmont. We got a little turned around near Diversy and Damen which is a neighborhood that you don't really want to get turned around it. Hence that miles was done in 8:18.

We finished pacing 9:02 miles (I think) which is good. I feel like our runs however are creeping towards all about the same speed. I think we could have been around 8:50 last night had it not been for lights (even though you can dodge can only run west for so long).

At the end of the run we stopped in a sandwich place on Western for a nice big Pepsi and found the guy working there to be really really nice. He looked at us and said, "Oh it must be raining out." and we said, "Actually, no it's not....we are just that sweaty". We walked back home ate some frozen pizza for dinner (I thought I couldn't get tired of frozen pizza....turns out...I can as I had 1.5 pieces).

Tonight is a V02 Max workout : 9 miles with 5x1000m at 5K pace. We'll head down to the track on Chicago again later this afternoon. If anyone else in the city is doing a speed workout there maybe we'll see you :-)


Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Congrats on the nice pace, new floors, and visit from your dad.

Things are looking good.

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome running...