Sunday, January 18, 2009

Running in London - Week of January 18, 2009

Sunday: It's never *that* bad a day if you can manage to get a run in. So having nothing else to do, and not the gumption to do any sightseeing, I decided to just take an afternoon run from my hotel. It was bright and sunny and in the mid-forties. That's much better than where I came from. And it's supposed to rain most of the rest of the week. All the more reason to run whilst I can.

I ran west from the hotel, on the walking path of Bath road. I was moving EXTREMELY slowly. My legs were stiff and tired from all the flying. I managed to go a mile plus, then turned left onto some side roads. I was eventually running through a quaint small village. I bit further on I turned back, too tired to do any more. I'm calling it 5 at a 9.5 minute pace. And that's probably being generous.

Tuesday: Now that I've had my one nice day here, it's now cold and wet. So I hit the hotel mill and banged out 15 miles. This was my best run since the Fall Classic Half - I averaged about 7:30, and even managed to get down to tempo (sub-7) pace for miles 11, 12 and 13. I almost feel like a runner again. I've never figured out why I do so much better on hotel dreadmills than my own.

2 comments:

Clifford Running said...

Have a good trip Dan. You are right about being better than where you came from. I haven't run a mile outside since last Sunday til today. I don't remember a day last winter that I thought it was to cold to run. Now they come in bunches. See you soon. Ladd

Dan Horvath said...

I hear there's a heat wave - that it's up in the 20s. You should go shirtless.

Hail yes, it hurt. ...or... Hail. Yes, it hurt.

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