Monday, November 1, 2010

6 mile run

Sunday I needed a lazy morning again.  Though I didn’t sleep in as late as Saturday!  Still late by my normal standards, but I was up by 9.

We walked over to the Sunday farmer’s market that is very close to our apartment (last one of the year) and there was a rather poor showing.  Which is surprising, because it was another beautiful fall day – upper 50s and sunny, no chance of rain.  Got some broccoli and a tomato, and that was about it.  We were ready to pick up some pies or other baked goods from a nearby orchard if they had showed... oh well.

As per the training plan that will be guiding my running for the next month, I went for a 6 mile long/easy run today.  Supposed to be at a 12:47 pace.  sooo sloooow.

My handy dandy Garmin gives me my average pace per mile.  I ran faster for the first and last miles (road/neighborhood) and slower in the middle (through the park) because I stopped often to take pictures! 
  • Mile 1: 10:34
  • Mile 2: 11:31
  • Mile 3: 11:04
  • Mile 4: 11:46
  • Mile 5: 12:02
  • Mile 6: 10:31
  • .08 nubbin (cool down) : 16:20

 Mile 1.5

You can compare these 2 trees above with what they looked like (below) on the 13th:


Ok, back to pictures I took today...


 Mile 2

100_2655 Mile 3


Mile 4




Mile 4.35

Then I put my camera away as I left the park and finished my run.

Sunny and mid to upper 50s was the perfect weather for running, and I think definitely contributed to me running faster (for me) in the first and last miles.  I have to remind myself what is appropriate running clothing for cooler weather.  The wind made it feel cooler than it was, and I was ready to put on crops and/or a long sleeve shirt... but I went with my pink short sleeve Nike dri-fit shirt from last year's Turkey Trot and shorts, which was a good choice. 


  1. it's always a sad time when the farmer's market ends for the year =/

  2. Beautiful! I hope to get out today and enjoy the slightly warmer weather (low 50s) before the winter hits. Thanks for the extra push!

  3. I went for a similar run yesterday it was so nice out! I live in Central NJ (Colts Neck), so it was equally beautiful. Though I drove though Princeton during the day.

  4. Forgot to mention, I totally agree with the food prices at Triumph, I think that the food is gross, and overpriced, but I love the beer sampler.

  5. @kathleen- it is sad! We have another bigger one nearby (not walking distance) that stays open longer (it's enclosed) but I'm not sure what the selections are like in the winter.

    @Becky- hope you got out and enjoyed a run! The last two nights dropped into the freezing range over night. I'm not ready for winter!

    @ojodeazul- Oh, ok - you're not that far from me! Not very familiar with that part of the state, though I did do a little 3k over in that direction in Monmouth Battlefield Park. It can be a little crazy driving through Princeton on a weekend! There are people everywhere. And I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one that feels that way about Triumph's food!


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