Monday, April 29, 2013

Same route 3 times


John dropped me off at Saltzman and I ran home

I mention to Susan recently that we should try running the same route a few weekends in a row and see if we can get faster. The idea of running the same route bores me, but the challenge of getting faster spikes my curiosity. I thought I would give it a try this weekend while Susan was at the coast and I had some flexibility by working from home on Friday and Monday.

just in case I forgot

The route is pretty simple, Saltzman - Wildwood - Birch - home, which is ~10 miles. Each day I ran about an hour after I woke up. Friday was the first day I ran, and around mile 13 a mountain biker almost ran me over on Wildwood, which completely startled me since bikers are not suppose to be on Wildwood. I would of thought the adrenaline rush would of made me faster, but Friday was my slowest day, 1:42:5.

On Saturday I was able to shave a little off the time, but not much, 1:41. I took Sunday off and went to yoga. On Monday I ran a little bit earlier, since I had a 9:30am conference call. It rained Sunday night, so the trails were muddier than my previous runs, but still was able to run 1:41:32.

I listened to podcast each time I ran, I wonder if having fast paced music would speed me up. Ideally I would like to shave 10 minutes off my time, but I would be happy with 1:39.

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