This time, the track was overpopulated with some sort of organized activity group consisting of people of, let's say, a certain mental faculty.
Rain threatened, but it did not fall last night as I ran my intervals, weaving in and out of puddles and people who did not understand what it meant when I yelled, "Track!" That is my excuse for failure in the following stats:
- Intervals: 6 x 800 meters
- Goal pace: 7:19-7:39 per mile
- Lap 1: 3:31.62 (7:04 per mile)
- Lap 2: 3:45.74 (7:33 per mile)
- Lap 3: 3:51.87 (7:45 per mile) FAIL
- Lap 4: 3:54.92 (7:51 per mile) FAIL
- Lap 5: 3:45.39 (7:33 per mile)
- Lap 6: 3:50:36 (7:43 per mile) FAIL
- Average pace: 7:35 per mile
- Total distance: 6.2 miles
That said, April is done. Here is the statistical run-down:
- Total Miles: 59 miles (12 runs)
- Highest Weekly: 20 miles
- Average Weekly: 12.1 miles
- Average Pace: 9:39 per mile
- Longest/Fastest Run: 6 miles, 9:05 pace
- The Monthly Dif: +2 miles (57 miles in March)
Wherein I chastise my new readers and expect them to willingly return again.
BrianFlash of Team Flash stops by Team BHI to confess his sins: "I love beer and running (although at my age, I'm drinking less and running more)."
Answer: Booze Hounds laboratories have conducted studies that show it actually takes less effort to drink more and run less as we age. Consult your local Pub for proper penance.
Tfh needs a lesson in musical instruments: "You really do march to the beat of a different drummer, don't you. Playing your banjo, clambering over hotel furniture barefoot, running sockless."
Answer: Just because a banjo looks like a drum on a stick does not mean I'm a drummer. Note of caution: Sockless intervals may lead to blisters.
That's all for this week, teammates. Have a fine weekend. Good luck to all racers. Run well and drink well.