Thursday, February 4, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Tempo Run

Time: 1:05
Distance: 9.17 miles
Effort: Moderate
Body: Fair
Weather: Chilly and cloudy

Ran from hotel in North Arlington, VA to Matt A.'s place on Capitol Hill. Route was down Curtis Trail (lots of ice and slush), which is a paved bike path that run along I-66, to paved path along Potomac River, over Memorial Bridge, down the mall past the Lincoln, WWII and Washington Monument, by the Capitol and straight down East Capitol Street. Made a quick stop at a small neighborhood bodega for a sixer of Magic Hat IPA and ran the last mile with beer in hand. Dedication.

Run was went by quickly, but never felt quite on...just OK. Average pace was 7:05. Average HR: 141.

Hoping to make it home tomorrow a.m. before the big snow storm hits. This town simply cannot handle snow. Government officials are advising people to stock up and be prepared to be self-sustaining for five days. Five days for a foot of snow! In 2003, when we got five feet of snow in Evergreen, we weren't stuck in the house for five days. These folks need some pluck!

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