October 11th, 2008

Cthulhu Joyce

After my first 5 miler


After my first 5 miler
Originally uploaded by ABMann
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WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING?

So, I've been running regularly for what? A week? I decided that today since I didn't go to market that I'd go out and see if I could run 5 miles. Up to this point, running 3 miles has been relatively difficult.

I learned that I CAN run 5 miles in one go and that running anywhere near where I live is just evil.
Here's the elevation chart:


Um? Ow. I did walk a little after the really evil hills which was probably a really good thing. I was more surprised that I didn't walk until after about 2.5 miles after the first hill on PD.

Otherwise, the run was gorgeous. Woods Road is lovely and the trees are all different colors. Drivers in Hwy M were very respectful, getting as close to the median as they could, and other runners along the way gave me the thumbs up. It was.. well. really a lovely run.

Yeah, I think I can keep doing this. Maybe not this specific run again for a long, long while. Maybe I'll try it again in a few months to see if I can make it with fewer stops. Damn if I'm not pleased with myself right now.

I'ma go collapse, shower, eat. Not necessarily in that order!


Last run time: 90 minutes
Last run distance: 5.7 mile
Mapmyrun.com: Cereal Bowl Run
Total Mileage: 16.5
Next milestone: 50 miles

Rough calories burned: 718
Current weight: 194.4