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8 at home

Comments: I wanted to get my run in today so it would not ‘hang’ over my head tomorrow. So after spending 3 hours at the Zoo, and an hour in the car, I ran at home. I wasn’t sure if I was gonna go 6 or 8. It just depended on how I felt. Everything was working fine, so 8 it was.

There are some drivers out there that are either blind or just plain ignorant. I mean, I don’t expect them to drive on the other side of the road when they come towards me, but geesh, do give me some running room! Twice during my run I had to seek refuge in the median.

However there was one driver, driving the way I was heading who slowed down and yelled encouraging words to me, and quite a few gave me a friendly handwave (yes, with all fingers extended). I do missed my early morning runs when I had to road to almost myself.

Time: 3:00 pm

Weather: 50s, nice but very windy

Clothes: Marathon Shirt, Izuma Shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide ( 100.53 miles)

Distance: 8

Run Time: 1:24:12


Course: To Cattail and back.

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Posted by on October 25, 2008 in 8, Blogroll, Long Run, Running


8 @ home (11:13)

Comments: This was one of those runs that felt really good. I was indecisive about the mileage I was going to run, I had only run 3 miles all week. The numbers I was tossing around were 6, 8, and 10. I settled on 8

I made it out just before the sun came up. The full moon looked so pretty and made it possible to see the road. I did not notice the hills in the dark like I do when it is light. Hmm

I ran the first 4miles in 45:24, and the second 4 miles in 44:17; over a minute faster than the first half. 🙂

I drank at mile 2, 4, and 6, and GUed at mile 4. I am very happy with this run. My calf was sore at the end and loosened up after I stretched after I got home.

Time: 5:45am

Weather: 60’s

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts, Fuel Belt

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (269.2 miles)

Distance: 8

Time: 1:29:41

Split: 11:13

Course: Past Cattail and back.

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Posted by on August 16, 2008 in 8, Long Run, Running


Group Run 8 miles (11:51)

Comments: Started off with the slower group, but pulled away from them at mile 3. My fastes mile was mile 8!!! I ran around Antrim Park thinking about running the 10 miler race there next weekend. I am still on the fence about that being that it doesn’t start until 9am. I’ll make that decision later on in the week, depending on the weather forecast.

Went quadding on Sunday. My legs were not sore at all from the 8 miler and the pushups I have been doing really helped with the handling of the quad. Hence I had a blast in the mud.

Got Mud?

Got Mud?

Time: 7:30am

Weather: 75, sunny

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (180.1 miles)

Distance: 8

Time: 1:34:41

Split: 11:51


Push up Challange:

Week 2 – Day 2: 11 x 10 x 7 x 7 x 14 (48 total!)

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Posted by on July 14, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups, 8, Blogroll, Group Run, Long Run, Quadding, Running


8 – Group Run (11:17)

Comments: Group Run. I decided to run with the group, but either way in the front or all the way in the back so I don’t feel like I need to follow the running rhythm of the person in front of me.

The group leader decided to go a sightly different route, through some neighbourhoods and then to the park/bike path. It made for an interesting run. Instead of following them back into the neighbourhood on the return, I decided to stay on the trail. I was worried that if I was to ‘die’ at the end I might loose them and be lost in the neighbourhood forever!

The weather was much nicer, overcast, than last week and my overall pace was 22 seconds per mile faster than during the 10k.

I have been toying with the idea to run the Detroit Marathon in October (a few friends of mine are running it), even gone so far as to reserve the hotel room, but now I feel like I really want to run the Columbus Marathon again. Good thing I still have a few months to make up my mind.

Time: 7:30 am

Weather: 70’s overcast

Clothes:New MiT Shirt and NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (110.2 miles)

Distance: 8

Time: 1:30:09

Split: 11:17

Course: Group Run

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Posted by on June 14, 2008 in 8, Blogroll, Group Run, Long Run, Running