Thursday, September 01, 2011

Centennial Trail miles 23-19

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The weather finally cooled off here for a few days so Marshall dog got to join me on today's Centennial Trail run. I checked weather.com before we left, it said 71 and cloudy with a chance of rain around 10 pm. My husband drove us downtown and dropped us off at the northwest end of Riverfront park for our starting point.

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These clouds don't look too foreboding, do they?

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We ran through the park quickly and I could have spent all day taking photos here.

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The first mile went by quick enough, 8:38 pace with a little people dodging. Gonzaga University is across a little bridge from downtown.

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OK, the clouds officially look foreboding. The thunder and lightening aren't helping either.

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Mile 2 went by a little faster at 8:10 pace, perhaps I was feeling nervous about the loud booming coming from the sky.

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Mile 3 is here in 7:57 pace, what are you supposed to do in case of a thunder storm?

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Mile 4 went by in 7:40 pace, the rain is coming down harder by the second, and I didn't stop to take any more photos except this one. Just as I put the camera away, my husband pulled up in the car, apparently he had been tracking me. I would have gotten in the car sooner if I had known he was there, but there's nothing like a little storm to get the legs turning over. By the time we got home, it was 53 degrees, it was a great storm.

Run totals: 3.86 miles total: 31:22, 8:07 pace, HR: 144, asc: 435 desc: 417.

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