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!)