How many miles did you run today? - Page 683
6.5 today in the furnace that is the Southern California valleys right now (mid 90s, high humidity, zero breeze). There was much walking as I tried to catch my breath... doesn't take long to forget how to run in the heat.
In happier news, ankle recover is coming along nicely. Felt almost normal out there today.
I ran 15 miles this evening... Mix of pavement, double and singletrack. This was my third run in my new Saucony Kinvara 4 shoes, and I must say that I like them so far (the first two runs were 6 and 5 miles). The temperatures were a bit warm at the beginning, but then cooled off nicely. I finished right at sunset.
Doing this, three times a day...
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Next week, I must run in France, though. Don't care about time or kilometers, I just want to run in a foreign country for the first time in my life.
And I did
(Watch battery died... I ran to the next village and back - about 6,5 km in total.)
Was going to run a 16 mile fast finish long run (8 easy, 8 fast) but my bro-in-law asked me to run a half with him. So I ran the half and then had some water, took a 10 min break and ran another 3 for a total of 16.2 miles today. PR'd the race and ran 10 sec / mile faster than my previous best. I havent ran a half in over a year, but was good to run a PR at 1:36:05. Made turning 49 on Friday a bit easier. Took 3rd overall. Small town race.
Recent road race PBs: mile, 5.26 (my first ever mile race a month or so back); 5k, 18.45; 10k, 38.40; Half, 1.32.26 (but that was 3 years ago, I think I'd be significantly faster now, and I'll find out in September...). Hope to keep improving at the longer distances for a few years yet, and I will perhaps run my first full marathon later this year. I generally run 3 times a week, mostly a 10km (6 mile) backroad loop, with a longer 15 or 20km (9 - 13 mile) run on the weekend. But I've had a weird shoulder injury over the last two weeks and haven't been out much. Seems to better now though.
And, yes, I tend to think in kilometres...
This is me in a recent race in Ontario, but wearing my Tokyo club colours. Shoes are K-Swiss Ironman BTW, nice and light.