Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Going the Extra Mile
For today’s run we were supposed to “keep it easy” and do 4.5 miles down and around the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and then back up 15th. By the way, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to 4.5 miles being referred to as “easy”.
Long story short, we ended up following a pack of guys (from Y-Tri) who either have a horrible sense of direction, or wanted to add on some extra mileage. Either way, I didn’t realize what was going on till it was too late. By the end, it looks like we ended up running just over 5 miles. Now this might not sound like such a big difference from 4.5, but a) when the coaches say we are running 4.5 it usually ends up being closer to 4.25 b) I have yet to run over 4.5 miles… since high school. So hitting and surpassing the 5 mile mark was pretty cool!
Here is what we ended up running: