Monday, April 13, 2009

What a 14 Mile Run Looks Like

Taking a page from Todd Colucy’s blog, I wanted to share what my 14 mile run looked like from Saturday.  I’m hoping this might encourage ya to come along some time.  It’s a blast!

It was a beautiful day to run.  The temperatures were in the 50s.  I always start out cold and then warm up.  I met up with my Dallas Running Club (DRC) Half Marathon Training group at the Mockingbird Dart Station.  We left from there and ran an easy 14 miles.  We didn’t go for speed as we’ve only got a couple of more weeks of training left.

14miles-satelliteview

Above is the Satellite view and below is the Street view.  You can click on the pictures for a larger view.14miles-streetview Highland Park and Turtle Creek were great neighborhoods to run through.  Running is definitely a great way to slow down and check out the sights!

14miles-elevation

Here’s the elevation of the run.  I prefer flat or down hill.  Hills are a four a letter word in my book!  I like to power through hills to get them over.

Less than 2 weeks until I run the Half Marathon in OKC.  I cannot wait!  I’m ready and excited!  I’m not sure if I’ll beat my previous PR as it was pre-surgeries, but I’ll give it a try.  However, I don’t want to get to crazy.  I’ll be happy to be close.

I’m so thankful to God that my heart hasn’t had any problems since having the Catheter Ablation surgery back in the first of January!  My feet are still quirky… I have weird nerve sensations which really only bothers me when I’m at rest.  I guess I’ve got to keep running!

1 comment:

Todd C said...

Mark,

Thanks for the link to my blog. Thinking of a run this long makes me sick to my stomach. I'll stick with my bicycling.

Keep up the great exercise.

Todd