Saturday, March 14, 2009

10 miles and Garmin revival

Last night went out with GNO gals for b-day dinners at Six Penn-- yummy and fun! Got home pretty late (12:30) and had 3 vodka drinks, so was feeling it a bit this morning. Had a good morning with the boys and got them off to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with MIL and SIL. Then, went to get my 10M run in.

On my way there I noticed my Garmin was not turning on. Was pretty pissed about it, b/c I took time to charge it before we left. Was thinking at the time it was dead, but I had my Ipod, and was going to the trail, so the markers would help. Parked at the 'top' of the trail, so that I'd run downhill the first 5M and uphill the last 5M. It was a very different physical and mental run than the same ten miles (in opposite direction) last week. Used my car clock for time estimate; I think it was 10.2 miles in 1:38. I actually felt like I was going a bit faster than that the last 5M (based on effort/breathing) but did take it really easy the first 5M. Good news: nothing hurts and I feel pretty good.

Better news: one of my friends from ROL helped me re-set my Garmin and its working again! What a relief! I actually enjoyed the run today without it, but really benefit from knowing pacing; at least every mile from a watch.

SRD tomorrow, then I AM going to get in that 20 Monday! I think I can! I think I can!

1 comment:

Black Bear! said...

Oh my. I had nightmares for 10 years as a kid after seeing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Is it the original one. I'm creeped out just thinking about it. The mean guy. EEEEEEEeeeee....Scares me to death, more than Steven King, "It".