Longest run & fastest long run
Sunday, March 25, 2012
spring has sprung! indeed, we got to see lots of dead daffodils as well as lots of new beautiful blooming ones, and trees and bushes in every color and stage of blossom, and a few red tulips.
I ran the first 2 km to the Bastille Opera, where I met
Minium and we ran 11 km together, along the Promenade plantee and back & then down to the river, across, to the Jardin des Plantes, then along the Seine approaching Notre Dame with the apse view, and then onto the Ile de la Cité, approaching Notre Dame from the front facade, along the side, along the Ile Saint Louis to the Pont Sully, along the voie Pompidou, closed to cars, then up in front of the Hotel de Ville (City Hall), up rue Beaubourg, and home. Nan kept running towards her house ... full of energy, although she hadn't run for a couple of months.
I guess it's true that you run harder with a running buddy than by yourself. my av pace was 7:37 min/km, 12:17 min/mile, for 13 km (8.08 miles). not my all-time best pace ... but definitely my best all-time best long-run pace ... by more than 30 seconds.
a year ago, on the Ile de la cite and ile st louis i was running 30 to 60 seconds and walking 2-3 min. what progress in a year! thanks to SP.
a great start to the week ... and i really needed those endorphins.