Friday, January 15, 2010

Lunchtime run

Michelle and I went for a lunchtime run around campus. We went off-road for a little bit, which was an icy mess because the snow is starting to melt. The plantations are apparently not being plowed so there was quite a bit of snow on the road. I walked over the icy bits because I'm not going to risk injuring myself. I think we went too far or too fast because I was super sleepy for the rest of the afternoon.

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We're up to at least 5 people who are following the same half marathon training guide. In theory, it would be great if we could all do our runs together, but it seems impractical given the variation in running speeds. Nonetheless, Michelle wants to continue to train together*, which is great because running with her is sure to make me faster. She's two weeks behind me in the schedule, so I'm going to repeat those weeks with the aim of doing all my runs faster than I did before.

*I may be slow, but I make a great personal trainer since I can be quite persistent (i.e. annoying) about making my friends work out with me.

Nike+ run stats: 3.65 miles, 42'46" minutes, 11'41" minutes per mile

Half Marathon Training
Week of 1/11/10 red=incomplete; green=completed

stretch & strengthen3 m run2 m run or cross3 m run + strengthrest30 min cross4 m run

In other news:
  • My new (used) climbing shoes have arrived! I found them on They were $40 with shipping, which means that I need to go climbing 10 times to make them worth the investment.
  • I'm officially signed up for the Cayuga Lake Triathlon. After a lot of internal debating and a little external pressure, I decided to do the intermediate distance. It's a little intimidating since I've never even run a 10K, but I have seven months to fix that (for example, by training for a half marathon).
  • There's a new triathlete blog on my list. Amit is a former Cornellian who'll likely come back to Ithaca to do the CLT with the rest of us.


  1. I miss running around the Cornell campus. Did you see any high noon-ers?

  2. No, we didn't see any high noon-ers, but that's probably a good thing because being overtaken by a bunch of men twice my age really wouldn't be good for my ego.