Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This evening, I ran.

around, and around, and around. Since i wanted to test out my leg in a safe environment, I headed off to the track at Dartmouth College. After fighting the traffic (due to the Salsa Concert (?)), I managed to get close enough to the track to see a sign that read "Track Closed". rats. There are only 2 (yes, 2) tracks within 25 miles of here. maybe more (miles, not tracks). I headed toward the other one, about 5 miles away, at Lebanon High School.
Some activity in the parking lot lead me to believe that the track was occupied, but this turned out not to be the case. I settled in and did two miles between 1:57 and 2:17 per lap. Seemed comfortable. When those two miles fell, I picked up the pace for a mile, trying to keep it under 2 minutes per lap.
That mile fell in:
1:50 and
1:47. NICE!
 Stopped for a drink of NUUN, and then did two more miles, trying to keep a fairly easy pace of right around 2 minute laps.
By the time I was finishing up a group of youngsters, probably aged 9-12, were gathering at the track. a coach-like figure kept telling them to "run two laps". It was GREAT to see those kids out there on the track.
All things gathered up, then off to LC for the ride home. Tonight our oldest is taking his mother to the movies for the opening of "eclipse". I hope that they have as much fun at the movie as I had at the track. Can't wait for tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could say "I love to run". When I'm in the running zone, I love it. But that's rare.

    I just scrolled down to your post about the Dogfish Head. One of my favorite beers, ever. HAve you tried the 120 minute? Yikes. Watch out!