I went out for a 7.4 mile run today from my house to the intersection of Mt. Eden and Stevens Canyon Road in Saratoga. Assuming the mileage is correct — I’ll confirm once my bike is operational again — I did the run at an 8:30 pace over 63 minutes. Not bad!

As a ninth grader in San Diego, I participated in my first, and to this date only, half-marathon. Out of 1030 entrants, I came in 500th place with a time of 1:43:14, a 7:51 pace. Sadly, I burned out of running after that race, becoming a sad shell of my former self in cross-country competitions my remaining years in high school.

One of these days, I’ll have to time myself over 13.1 miles and see where I am fitness-wise to my ninth grade form. It turns out running isn’t that bad once you have logged a few miles in your tires. It also helps to have either (1) someone running with you or (2) some music playing in your ears.


One thought on “Running

  1. sd says:

    Not a bad time at all Adam! I agree with you about the music in the ears though. The iPod alone gets me running more now than in the past.

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