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Friday, April 18, 2008

Niner

I decided to do the week's long run on Friday this week instead of Saturday; mainly, because I want to be able to sleep in tomorrow morning, and generally, if I don't get a long run in Saturday morning, it doesn't get done. So, Friday it was.

The run went just fine -- did 9 miles -- but the best part was in mile 8. I saw this guy turn onto the path up ahead about a quarter of a mile from me, and I could tell that his pace was slower than mine, so I set my sights on passing him. Two minutes later, he seemed a little startled when I warned him that I was on his left, but it felt good to "chick" him and leave him in my dust -- it gave me the little boost I needed to finish up in the final mile.

1: 9:31
2: 9:34
3: 9:32
4: 9:48
5: 10:00
6: 9:57
7: 9:43
8: 9:38
9: 10:10

Total Time: 1:27:57

After the run, Jerry had dinner waiting, and we ate and watched "Summer Rental" with John Candy. Pretty cute flick; although, "The Great Outdoors" is far superior. Now, I think I'll go to bed and read for a bit...man, I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow!

13 comments:

Brianna said...

Sleeping in the morning after a long run DOES feel good. Actually, at this point in my life, sleeping in would feel good for any reason!

Congrats on the strong long run (and the extra ego-boosting motivation at mile 8!).

AnthonyP said...

Way to go. Isn't it awesome to get to sleep in on a weekend...I forgot what that was like.

ws said...

great job on the niner and enjoy your extra sleep this morning...

I'm surprised you've missed Splash in your tour of the 80's movie festival.

Kevin said...

Sleep, whats that. I chose to do my long run last night so I could be up early today to get in a group swim. Way to go on the niner. Your times are very consistent from the first mile to the last. Enjoy sleeping in

sRod said...

Sleep in? I forgot that that was an option for people.

robtherunner said...

Nice job getting your long run done on a Friday. That must feel good.

Erin said...

Nice run after a long week of "un-stiffening." We watched No Country for Old Men last night after your review. Pretty good flick. Wasn't so sure about a couple parts. I think I will have to watch it again because I think there was more to it. I agree with America, the ending was rather weird.

runner26 said...

Good plan to run Friday night--especially with your weather situation. Looks like you had a great niner!!

Crystal said...

The Great Outdoors is a superior movie. I wish I could sleep in more; my idea of a late morning is 7:30am. Hope you got a good rest.

teacherwoman said...

Great job on the niner!! and for "chicking" that guy!

Now, enjoy your saturday and sunday!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Nice job on the nine

Wes said...

I {heart} being "chicked", but only by Dee Dee :-)

L*I*S*A said...

You decided to 'chick' him. I love that phrase. :)