>> Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Pharmie and I headed to the Dome for some indoor running last night. It was the first time it was opened to the public for running since the roof collapsed, so we HAD to go gawk at it.
Here are a few photos I took:
Plywood all over so construction crews can drive on the field,
and the speakers hanging low that are usually WAY up high.
More plywood and speakers.
Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PMoqWo_VqU
Anyway, we were actually there to run, so it was time for a workout. But I ran into SO many acquaintances, that I'm surprised I had any time to run! I ran into these people (in order of appearance): Rick, Peter, Jen, Steve Q, Matt, Katie, Brian, Ann, Ron, Stephanie, Regina, Jenna, Chris, Haley, Mark, Dave, and Kirt. (Oh jeez, I'm hope I'm not missing anyone!!...) How did I find time to ACTUALLY run while chatting with so many people?!? I love it!
(Oh, and there was a guy who looked like a coach who was "wheeling off" the inside loop at the Dome. I asked him what he got, and he said it was 605 meters. I've always judged it at around 602, so I've been close.)
Workout: 3 x 1815 meters (3 laps) with 1:45 rest between.
- 2:08, 2:06, 2:05 = 6:19 (5:35 / mile pace)
- 2:04, 2:07, 2:03 = 6:14 (5:31 / mile pace)
- 2:03, 2:05, 2:04 = 6:12 (5:29 / mile pace)
Not too shabby considering I'm still trying to fight off a cold. After each interval, the back of my throat was SO DRY that I couldn't swallow. If I tried, it felt like my spit was a porcupine, and my throat was sandpaper, and the porcupine was shitting hypodermic needles as it was being swallowed. Really.
And I THINK this was the most I've ever ran in the Dome before. I've done more intervals in the past, but last night, including WU and CD, I logged almost 6.5 miles. That's a lot for me on that hard, hard surface - I've been upping my mileage slowly but surely over the last few months. (More on my last few weeks of training in an upcoming post - maybe this weekend.)
Then Steve Q had a present for Pharmie and I. Once I got it home and pulled it out of my bag, it looked like this:
SOOO GOOD! THANKS STEVE!! :)
#1. Pharmie and I are signed up for the Securian Winter Run (as part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival) in 10 days! I'm doing the half marathon and she's doing the 10K. It'll be my 4th year in a row! (It was my first half marathon back in 2008!)
#2. I've got a random, small, impromptu giveaway happening tomorrow. Check back around 7 am for your best shot at winning...