Monday, October 15, 2007

4 Days in a row.

Ohh, I'm not doing that again. But, it is the fourth day that I've run in a row. 8,3,3,6 miles for a total of 20 miles in 4 days.

Tonights run was to Desert Breeze Lake. Then about 4 laps around the lake, saying hi to all the walkers and the two runners. One guy was flying. It looked like he was doing 6 or 7 minute miles, but he wasn't dressed like a runner and he always had a smile on his face and said hi to me. Most fast runners don't have time to say hi. At least not to a plodder like me. Then it was back home.

Of the 6 miles, 5 1/2 of them were running at a 11:33 pace. The rest of the mileage was walking and drinking. No calorie intake on this run. No gels, no sports drink. Just water and watermelon at the end. I would guess the watermelon had about 50 calories. Calories burned - 1050 approximately.

Today is Blog Action Day

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day This is the day you'll read a lot of blogs about the environment. I said I would add my two cents. So, for the next 20 posts I will tell you what I do to help save the environment.

Do you know when is the best time to fill up your car? Yes, when it's on empty. But, also at night or early in the morning. Something about less vapors escaping into the atmosphere. I tried to google the answer and I found this site, not exactly what I wanted but very interesting anyway.


J~mom said...

Ohhh I guess I better not fill up when I am coasting in to the station anymore. I will aim for am or pm. Desert Breeze Lake is such a nice spot. I just discovered Carriage Lane park..have you been there? Not big but pretty and it has a bathroom.

Irene said...

How many days do you normally take off between running?

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Hooray for another 1000 calories biting the dust. Great job!!

Pat said...

Irene, I'm a 'how's my legs feeling today' kinda guy. I like to run 4-5 days a week, but I will add short runs to that. This morning I did a quick 2 miler just because it was so nice.

If my body tells me I'm tired, I'll take 1 or more days off. Or if I pass a Dairy Queen I'll quit running on the spot.

Taryn said...

Did not know that about filling up...

Fab job on the 20 miles and 6 pounds lost!

TNTcoach Ken said...

I always acknowledge fellow runners and walkers, it’s what makes our running/walking community so great. My environmental comment is ‘don’t eat yellow snow’.

Pokey said...

Pat and his Dairy Queen....LOL! Wish there was one by Tumbleweed so our gang could partake too! :P

I am way behind, but great job on the CG HM....and the RFTC! Sorry I bailed on you :( ....I'll whine more about that on my blog when I get a chance to post later.

You are doing great!

Want to stalk Lisa with me on Sunday morning at the TRI?