Entries from September 2007 ↓

Run 03:31 pm

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 298 ft

Performance

Distance: 13.03 miles Goal: 9′ 15 min/mi pace

Notes

What a difference the weather makes!!! beautiful day. I started later than I would like mostly due to procrastination, but the weather couldn’t have been more cooperative. Felt fantastic for 10.5 miles… My legs felt heavy from there, but endorphins kicked in so there was joy with the pain. I actually had to talk myself out of overdoing it. I think I made the right choice. A couple more miles may not have hurt, but its not worth the chance.Still a littl behind mileage-wise, but things are looking up. I hope its not too hot on Marathon day!

Map

Elevation (ft.)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- goal actual +/- goal
1 8′ 52 -0′ 23 6.8 +0.3 +3 ft
2 8′ 47 -0′ 28 6.8 +0.3 -4 ft
3 9′ 13 -0′ 02 6.5 +0.0 -72 ft
4 9′ 12 -0′ 03 6.5 +0.0 +16 ft
5 9′ 17 +0′ 02 6.5 -0.0 0 ft
6 9′ 32 +0′ 17 6.3 -0.2 +13 ft
7 9′ 44 +0′ 29 6.2 -0.3 +4 ft
8 9′ 42 +0′ 27 6.2 -0.3 +33 ft
9 9′ 21 +0′ 06 6.4 -0.1 -89 ft
10 9′ 19 +0′ 04 6.4 -0.1 -17 ft
11 9′ 44 +0′ 29 6.2 -0.3 +7 ft
12 9′ 55 +0′ 40 6.0 -0.4 +7 ft
13 9′ 44 +0′ 29 6.2 -0.3 +98 ft
end 11′ 06 +1′ 51 5.4 -1.1 0 ft
Versus goal of 9′ 15 min/mi

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Run 06:44 pm

This is for you Chris.

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 327 ft

Performance

Distance: 4.49 miles Goal: 9′ 00 min/mi pace for
5 miles

Map

Elevation (ft.)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- avg actual +/- avg
1 9′ 36 +0′ 10 6.2 -0.1 -59 ft
2 9′ 40 +0′ 14 6.2 -0.2 -26 ft
3 9′ 35 +0′ 09 6.3 -0.1 +27 ft
4 9′ 12 -0′ 14 6.5 +0.1 +69 ft
end 8′ 48 -0′ 38 6.8 +0.4 -9 ft
Versus average of 9′ 26 min/mi

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Run 07:29 pm

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 325 ft

Performance

Distance: 6.50 miles Goal: 9′ 15 min/mi pace for
7 miles

Map

Elevation (ft.)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- avg actual +/- avg
1 8′ 39 -0′ 18 6.9 +0.2 +3 ft
2 8′ 57 +0′ 00 6.7 -0.0 -3 ft
3 9′ 19 +0′ 22 6.4 -0.3 -78 ft
4 9′ 26 +0′ 29 6.4 -0.3 0 ft
5 8′ 54 -0′ 03 6.7 +0.0 +69 ft
6 8′ 41 -0′ 16 6.9 +0.2 -19 ft
end 8′ 22 -0′ 35 7.2 +0.5 +29 ft
Versus average of 8′ 57 min/mi

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…life is short

So, I’m thinking today about what I want to do. I feel that its really important to accept death. Without death there’s no limit. I suppose that’s where the phrase deadline comes from.

So, aknowledging that we all will die will effect me how?

Knowing full well that no matter what I do, the end will come. Further acknowledging that with each passing moment some opportunity is gone, what do I do?

? What do I care how I am remembered? It seems like something I would care more about now than posthumously

If I don’t care how I’m remembered, is there any point in pursuing goodness?

I feel that my joy is the number one pursuit of my life. As much as I’d like to be in pursuit of more admirable goals, I have to believe that I’m incapable of setting anything ahead of this selfish goal. The saving grace is that my joy can’t exist independent of others. While occasionally I feel some satisfaction at the pain of others (a vanquished foe on some level), I can’t claim to enjoy another’s pain _ though I may enjoy things that cause pain, like fishing, its not because of the pain that I experience joy. On the contrary my joy is inhibited whenever other’s sense of joy is diminished. It is the collective that brings the greatest joy.

My joy is at it’s greatest heights when it is shared with others, or better still when my actions result in the joy of others. So, it seems, this selfish pursuit seeks to rectify itself and preserve my decency. If I could experience joy without regard for others, I imagine I would be truly evil.

So back to the original thought. Life is short.
There is a deadline.
I want to experience as much joy as possible.
My joy is directly dependent on the joy of people around me.
My joy is greatly heightened when I percieve I have spread joy.
Therefore, I must want to spread as much joy as possible.

Ok. Sounds really nice. But kumbaya and campfires come to mind and clearly that’s not the deal.

More to come…

Run 11:11 am

behind the 8ball again… 13 was too much… partly because I tried to run on “trails” through the great swamp… lets just say swamp is a better description than trail… I had to walk, it was almost bushwacking. anyway… that pretty much did it. a combo of run and walk the rest of the way…

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 265 ft

Performance

Distance: 13.01 miles Goal: 9′ 15 min/mi pace for
13 miles

Notes

Pearl Izumi… ugh.

Map

Elevation (ft.)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- avg actual +/- avg
1 9′ 29 -0′ 37 6.3 +0.4 -102 ft
2 9′ 53 -0′ 13 6.1 +0.1 +75 ft
3 10′ 02 -0′ 04 6.0 +0.0 -20 ft
4 10′ 09 +0′ 03 5.9 -0.0 -63 ft
5 10′ 39 +0′ 33 5.6 -0.3 +16 ft
6 10′ 37 +0′ 31 5.7 -0.3 -13 ft
7 9′ 57 -0′ 09 6.0 +0.1 -23 ft
8 10′ 04 -0′ 02 6.0 +0.0 -3 ft
9 10′ 04 -0′ 02 6.0 +0.0 0 ft
10 10′ 19 +0′ 13 5.8 -0.1 0 ft
11 9′ 24 -0′ 42 6.4 +0.4 +10 ft
12 10′ 27 +0′ 21 5.7 -0.2 +3 ft
13 10′ 10 +0′ 04 5.9 -0.0 +16 ft
Versus average of 10′ 06 min/mi

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Run 06:42 pm

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 309 ft

Performance

Distance: 5.93 miles Goal: 9′ 00 min/mi pace

Map

Elevation (ft.)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- goal actual +/- goal
1 8′ 32 -0′ 28 7.0 +0.4 +3 ft
2 8′ 38 -0′ 22 6.9 +0.3 -73 ft
3 8′ 31 -0′ 29 7.0 +0.4 -36 ft
4 9′ 36 +0′ 36 6.2 -0.4 -6 ft
5 9′ 01 +0′ 01 6.7 -0.0 +16 ft
end 8′ 40 -0′ 20 6.9 +0.2 +95 ft
Versus goal of 9′ 00 min/mi

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Run 11:02 am

Wow… this was no fun… I felt ok for the first 3 miles, but was negotiating with my body the rest of the way… yuck.

Activity

Route: Elev. Avg: 9 ft

Performance

Distance: 10.01 miles Goal: 9′ 00 min/mi pace

Notes

Temp. says 81, but I’m not buying it. It may have been at the start, but it was definately in the high 80s maybe 90s by the halfway mark.Totally overheated, my face was on fire (a little sunburned.)… I stopped and drank water, then walked a bit after 6 mi… then for the 7th mile through 8.5 I walked… just way too hot…

I’m disappointed, but feel I was better off not pushing to hard and risking injury…

Map

Elevation (ft.)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits

Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- goal actual +/- goal
1 14′ 01 +5′ 01 4.3 -2.4 -3 ft
2 9′ 05 +0′ 05 6.6 -0.1 +7 ft
3 8′ 50 -0′ 10 6.8 +0.1 +3 ft
4 9′ 08 +0′ 08 6.6 -0.1 -3 ft
5 9′ 12 +0′ 12 6.5 -0.1 -3 ft
6 10′ 56 +1′ 56 5.5 -1.2 +3 ft
7 12′ 16 +3′ 16 4.9 -1.8 +3 ft
8 17′ 20 +8′ 20 3.5 -3.2 -3 ft
9 12′ 34 +3′ 34 4.8 -1.9 -3 ft
10 9′ 43 +0′ 43 6.2 -0.5 0 ft
end 35′ 05 +26′ 05 1.7 -5.0 0 ft
Versus goal of 9′ 00 min/mi

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