Sunday, March 18, 2007

Timing my run.

Timing my 15 mile run on St. Patty's Day couldn't have been any better. The morning came with gray clouds and with snow blanketing the ground. Hoping the weather would clear up later in the morning, I choose to run some time after lunch. After lunch I drove my family downtown to watch about an hour's worth of Cleveland's St. Patrick's Day Parade. It's my youngest son's favorite day of the year so we had to see the parade and because it's his birthday.

The sun came out and dried the ground and I was ready for my run. Before we went downtown I mapped a course out of running from the parade to my home and figured it out to be 15 miles.

The route was to take me from where I work (CSU) and snake my way into the Cleveland Steel Mill area, up to the metro parks, and then up some major hills to my house.

Funny, later that early evening the skies turned gray, the winds picked up, and light snow was blowing in, but that was OK because I was out with my family enjoying my son's birthday at a Mexican restaurant. And sure glad I planned my run at the right time of the day.

Supplies on the run: 4 - 6oz. of water, 2 packets of Cliff shot gels.
Time to run 15 miles: 1:48:50 (or 7:16 pace per mile).

10 comments:

DaisyDuc said...

Hope your son enjoyed his birthday!!!

That wind was howling out by my place Saturday afternoon... apparently that did not bother the speedy Lou too much!

miss petite america said...

lol. i ran a little over half that distance in ths same amount of time!!!!

if i didn't find that just so utterly funny i'd want to hide from embarassment!

Mallie said...

Sounds like a great day with a great run, plus some great planning. Just GREAT!

Brian said...

So you ran home from the parade!?! Sweet! I wonder how many other people did that : ) Almost taper time!!

The Salty One said...

Sometimes it's nice to do a city run like that. I bet it was cool to run by the steel mills.

It sounds like you had a great day and son had a great birthday!

Lana said...

Awesome run! Glad your son had a good birthday!

Deb said...

Sounds good Louie...especially the Mexican food on Paddy's Day! Happy birthday to your young man to! A little more than 2 weeks to go! Bean town...here we come!

JeffM said...

Sounds like you're ready for Boston!
What a fun day to have a birhtday.

Colleen said...

Yay, for St. Patrick's Day. It is my favorite holiday!

Tri-Dummy said...

Do you have any contacts with the Cleveland Marathon?

I have a friend who is a missionary from Kenya. He is trying to get an "official invite" for a Kenyan marathoner to the Cleveland Marathon. The runner is having trouble getting a US visa without one.

Any ideas?