Tempo by the Numbers

Total miles run: 7.5

Tempo miles: 5

Pace: 8:42 min/mile

Wild creatures spotted: 3

Percent of wild creatures that were no longer alive: 66.7

Seriously! Who knew that there would be so much wildlife on the Capital Crescent Trail? We’re in Washington D.C., which despite being less awesome than New York is still a pretty big metropolitan area. I saw a LIVE snake, a dead mouse and a squished (eww) toad. You can bet I screamed when I saw the snake also. What can I say? I’m a city girl. The extent of my interactions with nature growing up amounted to throwing crumbs at pigeons. I definitely do NOT react well to unexpected wildlife, dead or alive.

Despite the animal excitement, this run was pretty basic.  It was a little bit slower than I would have liked, but I was feeling a little light headed because I didn’t have time to eat before the workout. Never a good idea to run while hungry! Still, I’m happy that I was able to keep the pace somewhat speedier than usual and the weather was gorgeous: 50 degrees and sunny blue skies.

Off to do homework now! Next time I post, I will understand the Arabic passive tense (hopefully!)

 

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About sarahk48

I'm an aspiring journalist and an avid runner racing (and reading, and baking, and occasionally studying) her way through college. This blog is a record of my marathon training, cooking creations, and general thoughts on the state of the universe.

2 responses to “Tempo by the Numbers”

  1. Kelly says :

    Nice running! Yikes, I am glad there aren’t snakes in Central Park because I would freak out on a regular basis. We do have the occasional raccoon though! They are cute from a distance… happy studying! 🙂

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