A Simple Running Log

April 17, 2013

Training for 4/17/13

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 3:51 pm

This morning, I managed to pull my lazy butt out of bed in time to run before work.

It was a perfect morning here to run. I was supposed to do three 1600-meter repeats at goal half marathon pace, but instead of driving into town and running them on the track, I just programmed the Garmin to measure out three mile repeats with a half-mile of recovery between each, and ran one of my usual routes.

I did an easy mile to warm up, ran the workout and then ran about another 2.3 miles home at an easy pace to cool down.

During the cool down, I saw Al, who I haven’t seen since probably last November. He walks three days a week, but he must usually go out later in the day or something. He’s old enough to be retired.

He’s got two big dogs, a German shepherd and some kind of black Lab mix, and they came bounding out to the road to see me when I was running by. So Al came out to the road too, to talk.

He’s nice enough, but he always goes on and on about how he walks with a 3-lb. weight in each hand, and how I should try running with them. Today, he thought about it a little harder and decided I don’t need muscles after all, haha.

I should have challenged him to a push-ups contest. We’ll see who’s got muscles, buddy.

Anyway, I finally got away from him and finished the cool down.

The Garmin said I’d run 7.3 miles in 57:10, a 7:50/mile overall average pace. My three fast miles were 7:16, 7:11 and 7:10, or something like that. I can’t remember exactly now.



  1. I don’t think you need to enter a push-up challenge with anyone. I’ve seen your push-ups – your butt is the only thing that goes up and down.

    Comment by Clark — April 17, 2013 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

    • Well thanks a lot! I still think I could beat this guy.

      Comment by aschmid3 — April 17, 2013 @ 8:39 pm | Reply

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