Little Slow, I Guess

Seeing as I’m without a pedometer, I have been guessing my mileage by time. I’ve been assuming a slow pace to be 12 minutes a mile. Guess not. Today, when I was done running, I went to the car and traced out the route. Instead of 3.5 miles, I’d done 3.1 in just under 40 minutes. Whoopsy. That’s a little slow, even for slow me.

I think I’ll give the treadmill a whirl at lunchtime and get a better feel for a 12 or 11 minute pace.

Not that I’m complaining. I ran down by the Merrimack River, where all the wooden sailboats are in the water, where loons dive like calligraphy to find fish. I ran through the tiniest little park called Deer Island, which was more like woods where kids can go drink, if I used my amateur archaeology skills correctly.

But as I say every morning, I came out here and did it. I moved forward. I threw a few more miles on the woodpile towards my overall training goals. And, I felt just as good at 40 minutes as I did at 20 minutes, and definitely better than the first 18 or so. Distance runner? Me? Looking that way.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2544387 Jon in Michigan

    “…if I used my amateur archaeology skills correctly.” LOL!

    I take it Walmart has refused to sell you any more pedometers on the grounds of cruelty and abuse?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2544387 Jon in Michigan

    “…if I used my amateur archaeology skills correctly.” LOL!

    I take it Walmart has refused to sell you any more pedometers on the grounds of cruelty and abuse?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2544387 Jon in Michigan

    “…if I used my amateur archaeology skills correctly.” LOL!

    I take it Walmart has refused to sell you any more pedometers on the grounds of cruelty and abuse?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/78154 annalisa

    Chris, I had that same exact reaction when I got my forerunner, and realized that my 3.5 mile route was only 3 miles, and that I was super slow. BUT, you had a great race time a few weeks ago, and you will only get faster in the coming months. I didn’t use to believe that, but I am finding that it is true. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/78154 annalisa

    Chris, I had that same exact reaction when I got my forerunner, and realized that my 3.5 mile route was only 3 miles, and that I was super slow. BUT, you had a great race time a few weeks ago, and you will only get faster in the coming months. I didn’t use to believe that, but I am finding that it is true. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/78154 annalisa

    Chris, I had that same exact reaction when I got my forerunner, and realized that my 3.5 mile route was only 3 miles, and that I was super slow. BUT, you had a great race time a few weeks ago, and you will only get faster in the coming months. I didn’t use to believe that, but I am finding that it is true. :)