Map My Run! (dot com)

As soon as I can figure out how to link my MapMyRun.com page here I’ll be able to share the pictures of my routes here.  However, the best part of using that site for my runs is that it gives me my pace and speed (without all that pesky Algebra-esque math)!  Tonight’s run was 3.35 miles in 45 minutes.  (Yes, we cut it short.)  That broke out to a 13:27 minute mile and an average speed of 4.46 mph.

Imagine my shock and surprise when I realized that my running speed is actually measurable in miles per hour and not hours per mile!

And I’m starting to see results from a weight loss perspective too.

My official weigh-in was Tuesday and that was 169.5 which I wasn’t thrilled with, but could live with.  Out of curiosity I stepped on the scale yesterday morning and it read 167.5.  Now that was a number I could get excited about!  I guess there’s something to that calorie counting after all!

We won’t be running tomorrow since we have a commitment after work; however, we will be running Saturday evening.  And we may get another run in Sunday evening for good measure.

It will be interesting to see if I get further on next Monday’s run (we’re continuing with the 4:1 intervals) than I did this past Monday (same running route).  I would really like to.

What had happened was . . .

In short: I injured myself with last Wednesday’s Uber-Run.

Thursday morning I woke up and my left hamstring was tight and aching.

Friday found me with left ankle issues.

So there has been no running since Wednesday.

In that interim our weather has made a long-awaited shift from Summer to Fall.

Thank Heaven!

Today begins Week 8 of my training program which is 4:1 intervals run for 45 minutes.  Nine sets.

Owing to the Labor Day Weekend there is no Running With Trainers this week; however Rich and I are going to the location where I usually run on Monday evenings for two reasons:  #1 to maintain consistency; #2 to begin our new running schedule.  We’ve been waiting for the weather to turn cooler to begin running in the evening all the time.  This week is the time to make that switch.

We may have one more little blast of summer temperatures, but I don’t look for them to be in that upper 90s, lower 100s range nor do I expect the sauna-esque humidity we’ve had since May.

I’ve gone several days between runs in the past – I missed an entire week when I had Strep Throat a month or so ago – so I’m anticipating this evening’s run going well.  However, between now and the Graduation 5K I have to be consistent!  And be consistent writing here.