Monday, October 13, 2008
Long run in Forest Park
It was a beautiful fall weekend in Oregon. We had a great run and did a bunch of fun stuff around town. Starting back on Thursday- we went down to the Circuit Gym and climbed around for a while. We were just checking it out, but we're definitely going back. I think I'm going to take their beginner's class because turns out it's much harder than it looks. Then we went home and watched the Sharks season opener - they won at home against Anaheim. :) (we got the Center Ice package through cable so we can watch all the San Jose games) Friday night we went and saw some future NHL players at a Winterhawks game with some new friends. Anyway, yay hockey. Saturday we ran and then went out and partied with Emily and some NBA players that were hanging out at the bar. That was hilarious.. let's just say a highlight was when I was "relating" to one of their injuries with some of my running injuries... Awesome. There was also karaoke involved. And a little 1:00 am phone call to Maritza about how much we miss her. Classic!
Back to running: it went well! I did an easy run Friday and then a long run on Saturday. We drove up the trailhead of the Leif Erikson trail in Forest Park- it's only a couple of miles from our house, but we wanted to run it all on the trail. It's not too hilly, but the first mile or two is a gradual climb and there are some rollers thrown in the rest of the route. My splits were all over the place, from 9:30 to a couple sub-8. I ate a couple Gus (mint chocolate, yum! and vanilla bean, meh) which I think I'll try for a while instead of blocks/gummies. They are just easier to consume.
Here's the stats and a couple of pictures:
5.0 miles/45:51/9:11 average pace
17.0 miles/2:26:26/8:37 average pace
total miles for the week: 47!
This week I have a couple big runs and then Sunday I'm racing a half marathon. I'm kinda nervous because I have no clue how I'll do. Setting a PR might be unreasonable, but could I come close? Who knows. Zach's mom and stepdad are driving out from Montana to stay with us for the weekend which will be very fun. We'll probably get out for a hike with them too.
Have a good Monday everyone!