Sunday, November 20, 2005

Did the alarm clock go off?

I laid out all my running gear to run Knight Flight for Humanity race that Lance Collins posted on our Houston Running Bloggers Board. But it was not to be. I set the alarm for 5:30. I got up at 6:50. A slight disconnect. The drive would have taken about an hour. Bummer. Undaunted, I still put my gear on and went outside to run my 5K course twice.

Temp: 49 F

Mile 1: 9:52
Mile 2: 9:24
Mile 3: 9:29
Mile 4: 10:29 ITB pain - pulled over to stretch
Mile 5: 10:06 ITB pain - pulled over to stretch
Mile 6: 10:10*
0.2 Miles: 0:54*

Total elapsed time: 1:00:27

Total Kayano XI miles: 9.3

* I don't think I hit the split at the correct location. I doubt I could have ran the last 0.2 miles in 54 seconds. Although I did pick up the pace during the last mile.

The weather was cold enough that I barely sweated. I did not feel fatigued or tired, just refreshed. Too bad the right knee keeps bothering me.

Despite the long sleeved shirt, I never felt warm enough during the run. The hands felt cold all the way. I think I need to get some gloves to keep them warm.

One upside to being cold, the long hot shower afterwards felt divine.


jen said...

In cold weather, gloves are probably one of my favorite pieces of running gear.

Yay for cold weather!


jen said...

ps: My recurring nightmare is that on January 15, I'll sleep through my alarm clock and miss the start of the Marathon. heh.

Sarah said...

Oh no, you've caught my sleeping-through-the-alarm-clock disease!! :)

Jessica, a Houston Runner said...

yeah i overslept too and just didn't feel right to make it to the 10k.