Also known as “well, hello there mojo, it’s nice to see you again!”
Pre-race: I did not plan to run Razz’s virtual race today. In fact, I did not plan to run at all. However, after a morning spent dealing with the post office (Michelle and Jamoosh, be watching your mailboxes*), grocery store, and Costco, I NEEDED to run (I think I encountered every stupid person in the greater DC area**). It was gorgeous outside and I had to get out there. I didn’t even eat. I just threw on shorts, a t-shirt and the foot numbing shoes*** and ran out the door. I had precisely 33 minutes before I had to leave to pick up Shoo from preschool, so I decided I’d try to knock out the first 3.66.
Mile 1: 8:35 (OMG, I think I’m going to puke, but hey I can still feel my feet!)
Mile 2: 8:49 (Yeah, I knew I couldn’t keep up that pace. Shoe feels too loose – oh wait it’s untied. Tie shoe, wonder if I’ll regret that later.)
Mile 3: 8:55 (Why did I pick such a hilly route? Razz better appreciate it when I toss my cookies.)
Mile .66: 5:48 (8: 47 pace. Oh thank goodness this is over!)
Race #1: 3.66 miles in 32:07 (8:45 average pace)
Between races: Pick up Shoo. Let Shoo and friend play in sandbox while I finally eat. (Brussel sprouts – I told you it’s an obsession). Throw pork tenderloin in crockpot with BBQ sauce. Unload remaining non-perishables from earlier errands. Pick up Jones from school. Take boys to library. Attempt to straighten up house. Meet Beer Geek at door, dressed to run with Garmin ready to go.****
Mile 1: 8:49 (Oh, this is going to suck. It hurts already.)
Mile 2: 8:43 (Hmm, didn’t think that was going to happen.)
Mile 3: 8:40 (Is it really worth it to cross the puke threshold for a virtual race?)
Race 2: 3 miles in 26:12 (8:44 pace)
Total distance: 6.66 in 58:19
Post race analysis: The weather was gorgeous and it was nice to have a reason to run fast. I was surprised at how slow “fast” is for me right now, but it was an awesome run. I did 1.34 miles of cooldown, to hit a total of 8 for the day. Thanks, Razz!
* I shipped a box of jam. ;o)
**There was the guy at the post office who went through the entire process for mailing a large package internationally and then decided it was too expensive to send. And the guy at Costco who didn’t believe the total the register came to and asked for a calculator. All the other idiots were behind the wheel and that’s pretty much normal around here.
*** My feet didn’t go numb!! Not sure if starting out with them looser made the difference or if I’m breaking them in, but woohoo! For the record, they are the same brand/model as the shoes I’ve been running in for the last few months. Nothing different about them except the color.
****On a good day, I’m in the kitchen working on dinner when he gets home. On a bad day, I’m waiting to run. On a really bad day, I’m sitting at the dining room table with chocolate and a glass of wine.
23 thoughts on “Global Warming, My A$$! 6.66 Mile Virtual Run”
Great job on the run! It seems like every spring what feels "fast" to me looks slow on paper . . . must be the legs thawing out after winter.
Good job on Razz's virtual 6.66 mile run!! You did good:) Nice race report! I still have to type out my report sometime tomorrow. I am glad to hear that the feet are getting used to your new shoes!! Enjoy the rest of the week!
LOL!! Wonder why the guy did not ask how much it would be. way to rock your run
what an adventure you had. have a good week.
Nice job on the virtual run! I still have mine to do. Waiting for the right mojo moment!
Chocolate and wine? Traitor! (oh come on, you knew it was coming) Why not a yummy porter or stout?
I'm tired just looking at this! Nice job getting it done, though. A crock pot IS my best friend, I swear.
I would have gone nuts behind that guy at Costco! Maddening.
Nice speediness there, girl! Let me know where you got that, cuz I gotta get me some.On a good day, hubs will come home to me making dinner. On an excellent day, he comes home to delivery and me sloshed on whatever alcoholic beverage I could get my hands on 😉
Great job!!I know what you mean about needing to run sometimes. And it seems like you got the frustration out of your system after encountering so many stupid people! Lol
Man, all those freakin footnotes made this post virtually unreadable for me!What are you? Some kinda librarian?
Nice job on the speedy splits for your virtual race! Nothing like some post office frustrations to get you moving.
this idiot left DC months ago, so it's nice to know I wasn't one of them.
Nice report on the Virtual Race. Was there any actual tossing of cookies, or just virtual cookies?:)Now that I think of it, I'm gonna go add some virtual happenings to my race report…
Um, I think I would have been too superstitious to run 6.66!
Yum brussel sprouts!! LOVE 'EM!!Great job on the run!
oh my goodness I had the smae problem at the post office today, don't people know it cost a fortune to send books to JAPAN…..grrr Glad you got your run in!
nice work! looks like I have something to shoot for 🙂 Who am I kidding – I'll be lucky to plod out a few miles at a time (lol)
You crack me up! I love your commentary on your mile paces! So funny how "fast" and "slow" are so relative on the scale between runners! I think you were fast-fast, not slow-fast. 🙂 Oh my goodness. I LOVE Brussel Sprouts! I swear my Facebook friends are sick of me professing my love for them!
Nice job on the virtual race!
Yay for running outside! Great job! Glad to hear that about the shoes!Too funny about the guy asking for a calculator. Funny, funny.
You really did encounter some strange people…a calculator, unbelievable!!Great job on the 6.66…you are fast! Glad the new shoes are finally broken in 🙂
That's such a cool virtual race. You did awesome at keeping up the pace! Congrats!