In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Running||3|| 2:28:53|| 18.58||(8:01)|| 29.9||(4:59)|
| ||Total||3|| 2:28:53|| 18.58||(8:01)|| 29.9||(4:59)|
Running 38:53  4.88 mi (7:58 / mi)
I decided to try out running on the Montour Trail after work since it's been so nice and I don't have anything to do on Tuesdays after work. I'm not sure if I'm a fan or not...it's nice not having to deal with traffic, but running along a fairly flat and straight paved path gets kind of boring. I much prefer real trail running, but it was a good change of scenery from my normal running routes by my apartment. I just did 20 minutes out and then turned around. It turns out the whole first half was slightly uphill, but just slight enough that I couldn't really tell that it was uphilil and I thought I was just tired and slow. Then I turned around and running suddenly got a lot easier so it turns out I wasn't tired and slow, I was just running uphill for 20 minutes. I averaged about 8:15 pace on the way out and 7:45 back according to my phone. Just goes to show what a difference just a slight gradient can make on pace. I might run here again, maybe going in the other direction next time, but I don't think I'll be running here too much cause it could get boring real fast, what with no cars to dodge and stuff.
Running 49:00  6.18 mi (7:56 / mi)
Did a new(ish) route where I ran up through Squirrel Hill and then came home through Schenley, and I really liked it! It was another gorgeous day for running, and I went running early enough so that it was still light out so I could run through the park. Felt pretty good on this run, especially for the last couple of miles where I really just went on autopilot. I really wish it would stay this nice out through spring because being able to run in shorts feels really nice!
Running 1:01:00  7.52 mi (8:07 / mi)
I forgot my new running shoes were supposed to come today, so I got really excited when I got home and saw the package waiting for me. So excited, in fact, that I decided I immediately needed to try them out, forgetting I had eaten less than an hour beforehand. Thankfully, I didn't feel too horrible while running through, and it was an absolutely beautiful day for a run. Tons of people were out and about and I got cheered on by and old man and a little kid. Definitely a fan of my new shoes, I guess I've joined the Nike club despite having Nike's that I didn't like in the past. These will be my motivation for the next few days at least. Well, that and the absolutely beautiful weather we're having in the middle of February...
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