Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I Did It! With Pics...

Yay!  I did my 8 miler on Saturday!  I actually ended up with a total of 8.73 miles.  Can you say...PUMPED!
Average pace for this run was 14:13/mi.
My splits:
1 - 15:07
2 - 14:11
3 - 15:31
4 - 13:50
5 - 13:37
6 - 13:26
7 - 13:32
8 - 13:51
Nubbin - 11:08

I see a pattern here.  It takes me a while to get in a groove...During the first three miles I stopped a few times to take a couple of pictures.  The ones I was really hoping would turn out...didn't.  When I started my run it was overcast (stayed that way too), and since it had misted everything was damp.  I saw a lot of spiderwebs in the trees that had the water beaded up on them.  Really pretty!  I wish I had had my good camera with me, but that would have been hard to carry.  The few pictures I got with my phone don't show the detail.  The webs fade into the background.  FAIL!

But all is not lost.  I did get a few other pictures for your enjoyment.

Start/stop point:

A little hidey hole off the side of the trail:

Part of the trail:

Buffalo Bayou - the trail wanders alongside or crosses over at many points:

The trail I ran on Saturday is another section of the one I ran on the 7th.  I like this one better because it's not as straight, and it has more variety.  But both sections are good, and I will run there again.

Saturday is a 4 miler.  The hubs has said he'll come with me again and do the full distance with me.  He did come with me on the 8 miler, but he did 3 and then went home.  He hasn't run in a while, so he made the right decision.  I LOVE the support!

Have a great week!

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