17 December 2009

A Good Winter Maintenance Run



I finally feel better after being sick as a dog (or maybe a swine?) for about two weeks.

Short choppy steps and packed snow and ice makes for an extremely fun filled and challenging run! There were snow banks at many of the intersections. It was like someone set-up an obstacle course just for me. What a nice night for a run though, not to cold @ 20.8°, calm and brisk with the smell of fireplaces burning.


The gloves came off by mile 2. I'm actually looking forward to some bellow zero runs. These Under Armour UA Fleece Gloves are awesome; however, I'm sure I'll like them much better as it gets colder.

Can't wait to use my new Yaktrax Pro, they are like tire chains for running shoes. I would've wore them tonight, but some people actually shovel their sidewalks well. I'll have to wait for another good snow storm for the Yaktrax.


To winter running,
Chris



Activity
Route:
--
Elev. Avg:
892 ft
Location:
Stoughton, WI
Elev. Gain:
-4 ft
Date:
12/17/09
Up/Downhill:
[+337/-341]
Time:
8:09 PM
Difficulty:
3.5 / 5.0

Weather:
Clear

20 F temp; 76% humidity

20 F heat index; wind 0.0
Performance
Distance:
6.28 miles

Time:
0:52:19
Speed:
7.2 mph

Pace:
8' 20 /mi

Calories:
894


Elevation (ft)

Pace (min/mile)

Splits
Mile
Pace (min/mile)
Speed (mph)
Elevation
Gain
actual
+/- avg
actual
+/- avg
1
7' 10
-1' 10
8.4
+1.2
+6 ft
2
8' 37
+0' 17
7.0
-0.2
+10 ft
3
8' 41
+0' 21
6.9
-0.3
+72 ft
4
8' 26
+0' 06
7.1
-0.1
-53 ft
5
8' 21
+0' 01
7.2
-0.0
-23 ft
6
8' 35
+0' 15
7.0
-0.2
-43 ft
end
8' 41
+0' 21
6.9
-0.3
+26 ft
Versus average of 8' 20 min/mile

1 comment:

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