Archive for January 20th, 2008

Saturday Long Run

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Met up with A&D at D’s house at 7:00am. It was cold, very, very cold. As I stepped out of the car, the temp was registering at 14F. Luckily there was not too much wind. But I’m oh so glad I went back in for a second pair of tights to put under my fleece lined ones. Don’t know if I would have finished without them. Almost talked myself out of the second pair as I figured it would warm up once the sun came up. Wrong.

We set off into a beautiful morning. Blue sky and the sun was just beginning to creep up. We ran together for about 7 miles. But they were heading further north for a loop of nearly 18 miles, so I turned off to head back to my car. Had a great run except for the .5 mile run back over I-35 where the wind was howling on the overpass, and there was no protection from it. My shoes were feeling loose,so I stopped to re-tie them, tied them too tight, and had to do it over again. This added at least 5 minutes to my time, but who’s counting.

Finished with 13.5 miles per the map and my time was 2:11 and some change. Not the fastest, but felt strong the whole way. Enjoyed the look of my beard covered in ice from my breath freezing to it. The car gave me temps from 20 to 17 on the way back to the house. Definitely one of the coldest runs I’ve ever been on, but enjoyed it fully.

As for Nike +, I’m just about through with it. I’m going to try it on my computer at the office on Monday, but just can’t get it to upload from the house. I can’t get to the sign-on page from iTunes, but it says it is uploading to However, it is not showing up on my profile. Nor will it let me connect with the Nike website from iTunes.

It is still off on the runs, also. Gave me 12.7 for yesterday’s run. Don’t know if I’ll take the time to calibrate it until I can get it to upload to my profile, though. I still love the nano, and having the voice prompt for mileage and pace, though. Its nice to not have to look down mid-stride and try to read a display.

Almost forgot.  I signed up for the Austin 1/2 marathon last night.  Looking forward to it and getting to see the new course.  Not as fast, but much more scenery to look at.  It’ll be nice to be back in the old haunts.