Kept waking up early so I ended up getting to the gym early (4:15ish) but had a really hard time getting into the run...almost gave up in the first mile or two. Finally started waking up around 3 miles then kicked the pace up to MP for miles 4-8 to finish with an average pace of 6:35/mi. No other runners this morning, kinda a bummer...only the cocky weightlifters whom I regular humble on the TM because the think they are the @#$% and keep laughing and looking over at me as I am pounding out sub 6:30 miles. They always head to the opposite side of the TM bank to warmup to stay away from me. Go pump yourself fellas! As least I didn't have to battle for a TM under the fans with the fat walking lady! (Launch)
6 miles outside on slushy, sloppy roads and pathways in 46:50. The temps were good and wind wasn't even bad, just slushy...my toes were squishing around inside my shoes at the end of the run! (Ride Red)
A quick review of my my running stats (for my own validation) since I started training for marathons and really tracking mileage in 2005:
Mileage 2005-2006: 3,878 miles
Mileage 2007-2009: 10,430 miles (2963-'07, 3706-'08, 3760-'09)
Mileage to date 2010: 3,638 miles
total: 17,946 miles
Prior to 2005, I didn't track mileage and ran at most 3 times a week for about 2-5M each time for the previous 5 years (2000-2004) as I was more focused on weight lifting at tennis in this period. Estimate that I ran about 3,000 miles total prior to making running my central athletic focus in 2005.
So, I am nearing 21,000 miles of running since I started in 2000!