I was about to clear out my iPod’s timer log this morning when I decided to hold off. I use my iPod as my stopwatch for my runs, and I hadn’t cleared it for several weeks. I suddenly thought, “Hmm, maybe I should keep a record of this…
3.5 mile runs
6 mile runs
The 3.5 mile times are slow, definitely, but it’s also a seriously hilly 3.5 miles, so I’m comfortable with relative suckitude there.
The six-milers are somewhat deceptive, since I have to cross a highway and there may or may not be a wait involved there. The six-mile runs essentially start with the hardest part of the 3.5 mile run, and end with a relatively long flat section, a long steady hill, and then another mostly flat (slightly uphill) segment.
Know what else makes a big difference? The temperature. It’s a hell of a lot easier to keep going when it’s 70 degrees versus 80…
But there ya go. My times are now out there for the world to see whether I’m getting any better or just spinning my shoes.