Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Short blog tonight to document the run.
Sunday was my long run. Monday I felt pretty beat up in the morning, but felt better as the day progressed. I went to bed early, and slept till the alarm this morning. After 9 hours of rest, I felt pretty good. So on work at home Tuesday, I decided to go for the standard 4.6 mile run around the section to the west instead of a shorter run.
35° F, wind a hair south of west at 22 mph with higher gusts, and shoulders damp but not slick. It was decent running weather, if not great. After testing Kinetic GPS and finding it was less accurate than RunKeeper, today I used RunKeeper but put the iPhone outside my top layer. That improved the GPS accuracy enough to be acceptable, though it still isn't as good as it was. Perhaps the combination of winter clouds and colder temperature degrading the iPhone's performance are responsible; but not being under a layer of jacket seemed to help.
RunKeeper reported 4.61 miles in 32:23, for an average pace of 7:02 per mile. The four mile splits were 6:49, 7:15, 7:08, and 6:55, with a pace of 7:04 per mile for the last fraction. What happened was, I got into that westerly headwind and slowed down, then didn't totally recover my speed. It's all good, though; the way the work day went, it was Very Good to have a break to run at lunch. There were some twinges from the weak thigh, but not as bad as Sunday. The bad foot was fairly quiet.
Tuesday evenings are pretty full these days, squeezing dinner with my daughter between work and bell choir practice, so this blog didn't happen till late. Got to wind it down, have a snack to fill out required calories, and head to bed.
Life is good.