Sunday, December 5, 2010

5 Miles... Again

WONDERFUL long run in Central Park.  Definitely less "I want to die" than last week's 5-miler, which is funny considering I ran under a 10 min mile for most of it.  Also, it was mad chilly!!!  34 degrees yo.  I busted out the running tights and looked like a walking Lululemon ad...

Also, you can't tell from the pic, but my socks were purple and also Lululemon.  Yup... I'm ridic.

Was I warm?  Yes, while I was running, I felt great.  At times I even unzipped a little because my neck was getting too hot.  But afterwards my fingers were completely frozen (the Gatorade I held during the last mile decidedly did not help).  I am definitely getting my hands on some running gloves before my next run.  34 degrees is COLD, y'all.  Anyway, here are my stats!

Distance: 5.08 miles
Avg Pace: 9:55/mi
  1. Mile 1 - 9:53/mi
  2. Mile 2 - 10:17/ mil (HELLO, HILLS!!)
  3. Mile 3 - 9:41/mi
  4. Mile 4 - 9:48/mi
  5. Mile 5 - 9:59/mi
Calories Burned: 631 (which I then consumed in the form of a salted caramel hot chocolate)
Ascent: 807 ft
Descent: 893 ft

Not sure why I ran so much faster than normal, but whatevs!  I feel GOOD.  Currently icing my shins (those hills are brutal) then taking a very hot shower.  Tonight is Harry Potter!!

Have a WONDERFUL Sunday, mes amies!!


Sallie Ann said...

Ok Sweetie, I'm so out of the loop and am going to play catch up for the past few months, but bravo!!! I'm inspired to go get a new ipod chip for my tennies and lace up.

Sallie Ann

TheAnalyst said...

You look fantabulous in the photo!! Great run! It is so inspiring and makes me want to get back into running...well, in another week and a half after my two 20 page papers are finished (eww). Back when I used to run (mostly on treadmills), I would find days that were great and days that sucked. Though, I was never a "great" runner. I was always a slow runner and take breaks to walk, but then again I didn't have an everyday routine either.

I wish I could run in the cold. It seems like my throat hurts whenever I run. I sweat a TON when I run, but despite that the cold still makes me feel weird. It has been snowing here, so when I start back up it will be at the gym.

Anonymous said...

A. You look adorable! I run around in ratty sweatpants and an oversized cotton t-shirt (I look homeless when I run, I think).

B. You're SPEEDY!

C. I think you're rad, but you already knew that.

Pamplemousse1983 said...

you are too stinkin' cute! I love the running leggings. I really wish I had the stamina to run but I just can't do it anymore. I will walk for days though :) I'll be a professional walker, hehe.

Globetrotting Cacti said...

LOVE the running gear (purple is my fav colour). Impressive times too. I run in gloves but always get too hot once I set off so normally end up removing them...

janet said...

wow your legs look strong and powerful and you look healthy! rock on! makes me want to run again :)