>> Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Last night I got home late, and I nearly missed my workout. Pharmie came home 5 minutes after me, and she said she was headed to the Metrodome (home of the Vikings and Twins) for MDRA’s Dome Running. So I tagged along.
The Minnesota Distance Running Association opens the dome 2 nights a week for runners to run laps on the 2nd concourse. It’s open all winter, and it just costs A BUCK!! AND we get to take in the scent of stale catsup and mustard for the whole run!!
Here’s 2 (blurry) photos that I snapped as soon as we got there:
Slower runners going counter-clockwise on the outside
Faster runners going clockwise on the inside
Here are my splits for each lap:
(Note that 2:20 / lap equals 6:13 / mile)
2:26 - 16:39 first half
2:11 - 16:21 last half
33:00 for the 5.26 miles (6:16 / mile pace)
My heel is a little sore from pounding on the concrete, but it will be nice to get in a faster, warmer, non-icy run now and then at the Dome. I hope to go about 2 times each month. We’ll see...
In other news, we’ve got another group together to run intervals and/or stairs at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. We’re meeting at 9 am on Saturday at the track. We’ll run intervals (or whatever) on the track for a bit, and then we might do a Crossfit-inspired stairs/push-ups/sit-ups workout. I’ve contacted a lot of “the locals” already, but let me know if you’d like more info! It should be fun!!
p.s. I’m rooting for Analeigh right now to win ANTM!! Go Analeigh!! (Update: Analeigh got 3rd. She was robbed. Boo.)