Tuesday, September 28, 2010

15K run for time AND 50 burpees for time

15K run
I did 9.5 miles
Total time: 1:30:08 / 9:29 mph

This was a very good run. Feel like I managed my pace well. Didn't feel the need to stop. Ran a couple of good hills and felt strong throughout. Was able to put on little kick to finish strong. I set my Garmin as one 9.5 mile interval so didn't get mile splits — DOH! But I think my first mile was just under 9 minute pace and I think my last mile may have been too. Ran this outside after work accepting and open to the fact that I would likely get rained on. So par for the course for me! However, there were just a few sprinkles at the start and mostly dry for the rest of the time. It WAS quite humid though, but it was nice to be out there in shorts and tank.

Wore the Saucony Kinvaras. Still liking them but thinking I need to go up half a size.

Shortly afterwards:
50 burpees for time: 5:31

In other news — my husband picked me up from work today so I could get home a little earlier than usual and get this run done outside. As I work downtown in Hartford, but right in the plaza building — the plaza being connected right to the Founder's Bridge— I usually walk over the bridge to the East Hartford side so he doesn't have to drive all the way into the "city". So I did this today and as I got over to the East Hartford side, I could see that there was police activity down below by the river. Stopped to look over the edge and noticed a body covered with plastic — apparently just pulled out of the river... was shocking to realize what I was looking at. Gave me a little chill. Not sure if it was a jumper, a victim of fowl play or an accident... Puts a lot of things in perspective when you see something like that... right there...

Oh, I signed up for the Hartford Half Marathon since I have a 13.1 mile training run on my schedule for that very same day!


  1. Hi Pam, Did you guys want to join Nancy, me, Martin, Nancy's brother and our friend for dinner on Friday before the race? Let us know and we can change the reservation (Vito's by the park)

  2. It was hard to run in that humidity. Who would have thought we would be having weather like this at the end of September.

    See you at the Marathon - half doesn't run with the marathon much this year - splits off very early - after first mile. I'll be lined up with the four hour group.

  3. i screw up with my garmin sometimes too. best of luck in the hartford half!