Saturday, January 7, 2012

Activity starting: 1/7/2012 11:26 AM

1/7/2012 11:26 AM: Running - Chicago, IL - 9.38 mi - 01:11:38.0 h

Summary

Name Winthrop to Wacker
Location Chicago, IL
Start Time 1/7/2012 11:26 AM (UTC-06:00) Category My Activities:Running
Distance 9.38 mi Time 01:11:38.0
Time Moving 01:11:38.0 Stopped 00:00:57.0
Average pace 07:38 min/mi Max. pace 02:29 min/mi
Total Ascent 173 ft
+18 ft/mi
Total Descent -208 ft
-22 ft/mi
Weather PartClouds; 41.5 °F
Calories 1098 kCal
Notes objective
9 mi.@ 7:31-8:20

This was my first run down the Lakefront from our place on Winthrop to my office on Wacker. I've run sections all sections along the way multiplie times but never the whole stretch from Edgewater to downtown. During the St. George marathon training cycle, I did do a Saturday 16-miler from our temporary housing up to the end of the trail and back. It was an unseasonably warm day and many people were out along the trail. I envision using the reverse of this route later in this cycle for my big mid-week runs. It's a solid 9-miler and there are nice aspects to being on the trail along the water.

Once I reached downtown, I lost satellites for GPS so my pace is not accurate. Up to that point, I was running a nicely-even 7:58. I'm sure that's much closer to my overall pace than the calculated 7:38.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Activity starting: 1/4/2012 6:18 AM

1/4/2012 6:18 AM: Running - Chicago, IL - 5.58 mi - 00:46:20.0 h

Summary

Name Lakefront 5.5M
Location Chicago, IL
Start Time 1/4/2012 6:18 AM (UTC-06:00) Category My Activities:Running
Distance 5.58 mi Time 00:46:20.0
Time Moving 00:46:20.0 Stopped 00:00:02.0
Average pace 08:18 min/mi Max. pace 06:35 min/mi
Total Ascent 127 ft
+23 ft/mi
Total Descent -124 ft
-22 ft/mi
Weather PartClouds; 28.8 °F
Calories 698 kCal
Notes Objective
5.5 mi.@ 7:31-8:20

My legs were very heavy this morning. I need more sleep and probably better fueling.

On the positive, it was much warmer than yesterday's 14°F and the forecast for the rest of the week is for unseasonably warm temperatures.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Activity starting: 1/3/2012 5:45 AM

1/3/2012 5:45 AM: Running - Chicago, IL - 5.77 mi - 00:48:57.0 h

Summary

Name Simonds Dr "Hill"
Location Chicago, IL
Start Time 1/3/2012 5:45 AM (UTC-06:00) Category My Activities:Running
Distance 5.77 mi Time 00:48:57.0
Time Moving 00:48:57.0 Stopped 00:00:15.0
Average pace 08:28 min/mi Max. pace 05:18 min/mi
Total Ascent 147 ft
+25 ft/mi
Total Descent -131 ft
-23 ft/mi
Weather Clear; 14.6 °F
Calories 713 kCal
Notes Objective
Warm-up 1.5 mi.@ 8:21-9:31
hill repeats 6x75 sec.@ 5:38 w/2 min. active recoveries
Cool-down 1.5 mi.@ 8:21-9:31

It was quite cold this morning. I pretty much wore everything I could find.

Surprised that my hill splits were all over the board. They didn't feel that varied based on effort.

Stumbled onto the Simonds Drive bridge and used it for my "hill". It is really about 30 meters too short for 75 second intervals. I was cresting the peak - as it were - and benefitting from the downhill side when I was the most tired from each effort. Not how it's supposed to work, I know. The quest for better hills continues ....

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Equipment

No Photo Name Type Time Used Distance
Used
Life
remaining
1 Mizuno - Wave Rider 13 Blue/Gold 33:42:00 246.3 mi 103.7 mi

Splits

No Type Start
Time
Start
Distance
Duration Distance Elevation
Change
Ascent/
Descent
Average
Pace
Notes
1 Active 5:45:00 AM 0.00 mi 00:15:01.3 1.67 mi -6 ft +50 ft / -56 ft 08:58 min/mi  
2 Active 6:04:39 AM 1.67 mi 00:01:15.0 0.22 mi -9 ft +0 ft / -9 ft 05:41 min/mi  
3 Active 6:05:55 AM 1.89 mi 00:02:00.0 0.17 mi +2 ft +0 ft / 2 ft 11:53 min/mi  
4 Active 6:07:55 AM 2.06 mi 00:01:15.0 0.20 mi +5 ft +0 ft / 5 ft 06:10 min/mi  
5 Active 6:09:10 AM 2.26 mi 00:02:00.0 0.17 mi -2 ft +0 ft / -2 ft 11:39 min/mi  
6 Active 6:11:10 AM 2.44 mi 00:01:15.0 0.22 mi +2 ft +0 ft / 2 ft 05:48 min/mi  
7 Active 6:12:25 AM 2.65 mi 00:02:00.0 0.20 mi +1 ft +0 ft / 1 ft 09:53 min/mi  
8 Active 6:15:47 AM 2.85 mi 00:01:15.0 0.22 mi -5 ft +0 ft / -5 ft 05:33 min/mi  
9 Active 6:17:02 AM 3.08 mi 00:02:00.0 0.20 mi +5 ft +0 ft / 5 ft 10:01 min/mi  
10 Active 6:20:25 AM 3.28 mi 00:01:15.0 0.21 mi +/-0 ft +0 ft / 0 ft 05:55 min/mi  
11 Active 6:21:40 AM 3.49 mi 00:02:00.0 0.21 mi -1 ft +0 ft / -1 ft 09:42 min/mi  
12 Active 6:25:51 AM 3.69 mi 00:01:15.0 0.22 mi -2 ft +0 ft / -2 ft 05:34 min/mi  
13 Active 6:27:06 AM 3.92 mi 00:02:00.0 0.20 mi -1 ft +0 ft / -1 ft 10:08 min/mi  
14 Active 6:29:06 AM 4.12 mi 00:14:45.7 1.67 mi +11 ft +38 ft / -27 ft 08:50 min/mi  
Totals: 00:48:57.0 5.77 mi +1 ft +87 ft / -87 ft 08:28 min/mi  

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Activity starting: 1/2/2012 6:32 AM

1/2/2012 6:32 AM: Running - Chicago, IL - 5.59 mi - 00:46:41.0 h

Summary

Name Lakefront 5.5M
Location Chicago, IL
Start Time 1/2/2012 6:32 AM (UTC-06:00) Category My Activities:Running
Distance 5.59 mi Time 00:46:41.0
Time Moving 00:46:41.0 Stopped 00:00:07.0
Average pace 08:21 min/mi Max. pace 06:43 min/mi
Total Ascent 122 ft
+22 ft/mi
Total Descent -122 ft
-22 ft/mi
Weather Snow; 22.0 °F
Calories 704 kCal
Notes Objective
5.5 mi.@ 7:31-8:20
2 x20 sec. high knees
2x20 sec. bounding

It was cold this morning. Mostly due to the wind from the north-northwest. I see that the weather stations I sync with only had the wind at 2.4 mph. That is absolutely incorrect. Other online sources both before and after my run had it gusting to 24 mph. My suspicion is that most of the weather stations must be in protected areas (e.g., garage, against a building, etc.)

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Activity starting: 1/1/2012 7:03 AM

1/1/2012 7:03 AM: Running - Chicago, IL - 6.26 mi - 00:49:55.0 h 

Summary

Name Lakefront 6M
Location Chicago, IL
Start Time 1/1/2012 7:03 AM (UTC-06:00) Category My Activities:Running
Distance 6.26 mi Time 00:49:55.0
Time Moving 00:49:46.0 Stopped 00:00:09.0
Average pace 07:58 min/mi Max. pace 06:24 min/mi
Weather PartClouds; 40.3 °F
Notes objective
6 mi.@ 731-820

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