Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St Pat's Dash

What was the best part of running the St. Pat's Dash? The delicious, delicious beer that I drank afterwards at Elysian Fields. What was the worst part? Standing in line for the bus for pretty much as long as it took to finish the course. It's too early to get my official time, but the clock was at about 44:45 when I crossed the finish line, and I crossed the start line about two minutes after the official start. I wasn't expecting to run the whole thing (and I didn't), but I'm pretty happy with how I did and that halfway through March I'm still sticking to one of my TCB resolutions. And my Dash Hat held up very well--I was really glad to have it, especially while standing in line for the bus.

The route is about 3.5 miles, and according to my iPod & Nike + I went 3.89 miles. I'm not sure how much of this is a calibration error, but I didn't start and end the workout at the start and end lines. At the beginning, it was too early to think about, and at the end I wandered around for a couple of minutes before thinking about it. The most interesting thing to me about looking at the Nike+ graph is that there isn't a huge speed difference between my walking and running, but it sure feels different!

Frieda and Gretel have no respect for my photographs, by the way:

Freida & Gretel

Moments after I took that photo, Gretel peed within INCHES of my shirt. Yes, it's perfectly normal for her to pee in the backyard, and she didn't pee on the shirt, but it was still a little close for comfort.


LizKnits said...

Congrats on your run! I'm curious... did you do a run/walk alternation or have you already gotten to that point in your running program that you could run the whole way? I started week 5 yesterday and am amazed at the stamina I've already built up. I'm not convinced I can do the 8 minute run designed for tomorrow though!

Anonymous said...

Omg I love your dogs. They are so cute! I have two Dachshunds myself. Mine are both black and tan. Lily and Violet.

Stef said...

Hey, awesome run! Congratulations!