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August 18, 2009

And the road I want is…where?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 14:56

So I think I officially hate mapping out my routes online.  At least the site I use (which I will decline to name here) is LAME. I mapped out a route for today but half the roads didn’t exist! WTF? Luckily I was able to improvise well and still got a decent run in but there’s nothing more unsettling than realizing that there *should* be XYZ road here and it’s no where to be found.  This isn’t the first time this has happened to me, so I should either A) stop being so damn cheap and buy a Garmin B) stop being so lazy and drive my routes before I run them or C) pick out a new mapping site. And while I won’t disclose which lame site I use I would appreciate any advise on for a site that will allow me to map (and save) my running routes.

Irregardless (and yes I know that is not a real word but I like it anyway) I had a pretty decent run this morning.   First off I’m going to say that I love being up and out and done while the rest of the peeps I’m with are still sleeping. Silly non-runners 🙂

Secondly I’m going to say that these NH hills are killing me! My legs are still a bit sore (and by bit I mean very) from the hill workout I did yesterday.  Plus my arms are a bit sore too.  This could be a combo of the swimming and the hard arm driving I did on the hills. The only good thing about doing hills is that it means when I get back home and eventually to school I’m going to feel superhuman because they’re pancake flat compared to here!

I did feel a little bit stronger even if the pace wasn’t too strong.  I definitely noticed that I was cruising at a nice quick clip over the last bit of the run.  Definitely nice to end any run on a strong note. Based on my (lame ass) mapping I’m going to say that the run was somewhere around 7.5-8 miles.  Maybe a bit too long for recovery but it took a good 5 miles to loosen up. Plus the pace was nice and comfy the whole time so I’m ok with the distance being a tad long.

We ended up seeing District 9 last night and, while I didn’t hate it, I wouldn’t recommend seeing it.  Or at least paying to see it.  We went to a drive-in so two of us (which included me) hid under blankets and snuck in so we wouldn’t have to pay. But the night wasn’t a complete bust because I really love drive-ins, we need to bring those back people!

And as much fun as I’ve had these past 4 days (tubing, canoeing, swimming etc) I think I’m going to head home late tonight or early tmrw.  I still have to go school shopping and pack.  Not that big of a deal but I leave Friday morning! I definitely need two full days to get all my stuff together.  It’s going to be very sad leaving the lake but I’m still very very happy that I decided to come up here.  Lots of relaxing, speaking of which, I should get back to! 🙂


  1. Houston is so flat that I’m actually seeking out a hill for repeats tomorrow. Otherwise I’m going to forget how they feel.

    Comment by runjess — August 18, 2009 @ 15:05

  2. Buy a damn Garmin!

    Comment by Matt — August 18, 2009 @ 18:54

  3. I don’t know what site you’re using buy has always worked for me. Looks like you’ve been having some fun, kickin’ some mean hills and chillaxin there P:

    Comment by veganfritz — August 19, 2009 @ 09:24

  4. I vote for as well, but if you love running and exploring new spontaneous routes, you really should get yourself a Garmin. Then it can get kind of fun to get lost on a run, come home and see where and how far you’ve ran. I kind of did that on mine this morning and found a new trail at a park that I never knew existed. Sweet! It sounds like you had some great hill training! It will suit you well even if it feels exhausting now. Have fun on the rest of your trip.

    Comment by The Laminator — August 19, 2009 @ 12:23

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