Saturday, September 27, 2008

Greetings from Maryland

Happy Saturday blogland!

It's rare that I'm on here writing a post on a Saturday morning when I'm not in serious training, but it's still kind of early (at least by college kid standards) and none of my other friends are really awake yet so I figured I'd report in on my run now.

I got sort of lucky with the weather. After monsooning last night for the soccer game (which we lost 4-2. Wake Forest is No. 1 in the country for a reason, they are definitely a legit. team) the rain cleared up for this morning. Unfortunately though the humidity is still hanging around.

Because I'm a real working person now, my internal clock thinks it's super cool to wake up at 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings. (This is fabulous for when I'm in hard-core marathon training...not so much so for a random Saturday when I wanted to sleep in.) I ate a bowl of cereal, waited for my friend to stir so I could get her access card to her building and then hit the road.

I did one of my old loops around Maryland's campus that I knew was close to three miles, but I couldn't remember the exact distance. Much to my surprise when I mapped it out when I get back home it was 3.5 miles. I was happy to see that because I had been able to maintain a pretty consistent pace during the entire run even after having been off so long because of my knee.

I guess all the soccer and tennis I've been playing have at least helped maintain my fitness level.

Nothing super exciting to report about the run other than it was a steady effort, I had no knee pain (SWEET!) and the only discomfort was an achy left arch toward the very end of the run.

All in all it was a run I'm happy with and definitely gives me some confidence about the upcoming 5K.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and good luck again to everyone racing!

ORN:
3.5 miles
37:48

13 comments:

Jamie said...

Nice job on the run - way to get up and at em :)

Caitlin (see bride run) said...

nice run! it sucks to have injuries, so i glad yours didnt bother you!

teacherwoman said...

I struggle with sleeping in on the weekends. I was up this morning shortly before 7 and off to the pool... after being out until 1am! Nice run, Jess!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

three cheers for pain-free running. WooooT!

Annette said...

Yay for a good run! How exciting. :) 5K here you come.

Frayed Laces said...

Yay for pain free!

Viv said...

Way to get up "early" and have a sweet pain free run! Enjoy your Sudnay.....

Jess said...

Nice job on the run! And I've been a "working person" for 8+ years now and I still don't get up at 7am on the weekend. Unless I have to.

*aron* said...

nice job on the run!!!

Marcy said...

Just wait til you have kids. Nothing is worse then being able to get away for the weekend only to wake up at 6am. GAH!

Great job on the run! ;D

Wes said...

yea, I thought Maryland was putting the pressure on them early, but Wake just made it look so easy...

jahowie said...

The Terps are doing great this year in football!! Congrats!!

Mel said...

Yep Marcy is right! Once you have kids there is no sleeping late on the weekends.
Great job on the run. Doesn't sound like you have anything to worry about with that 5k.

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