Saturday, June 02, 2007

Softball & Running, a winning combination.

Friday nite is softball nite. Our team has one win and one loss so far. I usually pitch all the time, but since I am going to miss a game in a few weeks, a team mate tried his hand on the mound. Midway thru the second inning, after we were down 12-1, our coach called me into pitch. Slowly we came back and after 6 innings we were tied 15-15. We ended up losing in extra innings, but it was exciting that we came back.

After the game, I ran. We play in Kiwanis Park, so I run from the softball fields to the lake and back a couple times. At the lake the trail goes up and down some hills. As you go down into the little valleys, you feel the heat from the day. You also smell the lake. Not a pleasant smell, but it does make you happy to see the rise in the road. Who says I don't like hills.

My plan was to do 5 miles. After 3 miles and a softball game, I was toast. I did the first 3 miles in 37:20 for a 12:24 pace. I reset my nike+ and decided I was going to do as best I could. I ended up doing another 1.91 miles in 26 minutes for a 13:33 pace. I did a lot of walking.

This gets my mileage up to 19.67 miles for the week. I haven't done a 20+ week since the week of February 25th. Hopefully, I can get a lot more 20 mile weeks.


bigmike600 said...

Nice job Pat. Hope the knee held up. Man your weather is flamin hot. Not sure how you do anything outside. You must get acclimated to it after awhile. Take care.

J~Mom said...

Great job out there!!

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome job on getting out there.