Sunday, May 17, 2009

Running in suburbia

So I took a day off yesterday from running (or physical activity) in the interest of unpacking. No let me rephrase that, my mom gave me a load of grief for messing up her house with my crap. I got yelled at for buying my tv too btw. I was probably overdue for a day off anyway, I've been doing this 5k, 10k, or biking every morning thing for about the past 2 weeks and it's clearly starting to take its toll on me (I think I'm getting skinny fat, I realize that's an oxymoron). So yeah, off day was probably required.

Today's run was okay I guess. I usually have a real difficult time completing the 5k the day after an off day, so I wasn't expecting a tremendous run. In any case, I did end up doing 5.26 miles in about 40 minutes, so the pacing was fairly decent, and I more than covered the distance I intended to, so that part was good too. From what I've written, I should be more than ecstatic about what I did today, but I'm not... why? Well for one thing, despite the fact that it had stopped raining for the most part... it was windy as hell (20 mph gusts ftw), it was relatively cold, and it was still drizzling, adding to the cold factor. Secondly, running in the suburbs means running over massive rolling hills (for the Manhattanites, central park does not have hills... it has minor changes in elevation that are more like bumps). Adding those factors together resulted in one of my most trying runs in a long time. Seriously, I thought I had done a 10k in distance at least... you can imagine how 'mapmyrun' became 'mapmydisappointment' really fast.

distance for the day: 5.26 miles
distance biked for the day: 0.00 miles

distance on the year: 155.36 miles
distance biked on the year: 142.68 miles

2 comments:

Chris said...

i hate suburban running. i did a 10k yesterday and was miserable the whole time...i miss riverside

Nicholas said...

Chris, you and me both... Riverside meant never having to 'mapmyrun' since 20 blocks to a mile worked out so well. Riverside also meant no stupid hills, potholes, or watching vultures tear apart a rotting deer (which admittedly is pretty cool, but still).

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