100th post

on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 6:59 PM

Did 5 miles recovery run yesterday and did 17 miles today. I had originally planned on going to the gym today as soon as it opened to lay claim to one of the treadmills off to the side in the hopes that no one would notice that I was going to occupy it for two and a half hours. Alas, I slept in and realized my little plan wasn't going to work. I had wanted to go the gym because my knee is still a bit sore and wanted to be able to stop if I needed, plus all this cold weather running is getting to be a bit of a drag.

So when I woke up, the temperature wasn't too bad at about -8C and there wasn't much of a wind so I decided to head outside. To try and avoid the water bottle freezing thing, I ended up doing a 10 mile loop that took me back to my place where I could refill the water bottle with hot water. This seemed to work out well. Additionally my knee didn't give me as much of a problem as I thought it would. Didn't do the shopping mall parking lot thing this time, mostly because it was too late, but I didn't really need to. Though it's been really cold lately, it's also been relatively dry. Almost all of the sidewalks are clear.

Lap Lap Time Lap Lap Time
1 09:12.60 10 08:45.70
2 09:02.80 11 08:30.40
3 09:20.80 12 08:40.50
4 08:58.30 13 08:58.40
5 09:09.60 14 08:57.70
6 08:47.40 15 08:25.90
7 09:05.10 16 06:57.50
8 08:57.50 17 08:51.30
9 09:05.60 Extra 03:36.20

Garmin was a little premature at Mile 16 so I ended up doing a little extra at the end to compensate. I'm guessing that in total I did 17.1 miles. Next week is a recovery week which is good for me since I need the break.

Blogger says this is my 100th post. I don't have anything inspiring or thought provoking to say so I'll let it pass with a whimper.

3 comments:

Perry said...

Congrats on the 100th post!! And keep up the great work on the marathon training. you'll get to Boston yet.

Sonia said...

you're a machine! congrats on doing the 17 miler in that weather! =) And 100th post very impressive!

Steve said...

Hey , I won't let it pass with a whimper....


FRANCIS IS A COOL PERSON AND AN AWESOME ATHLETE!!
Happy 100th Post

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