Thursday, September 27, 2007

Smoked at 4AM

I was enjoying a moonlight run early this morning when all of a sudden I heard footsteps behind me. I looked over to the side and a woman was blowing past me running on the street. She completely smoked me! She was running at least 30 seconds a mile faster than me.

She lives out near the Dow nature area and runs from there into my neighborhood and back. She's been running for years but she never races. I've only known here as the "4AM woman". Our paths used to cross quite a bit, but lately I've only been seeing here occasionally near the end of my runs in a pretty dark area. I've tried a few times to talk her into running some of the local races. I'm sure she'd be taking home hardware.

I had a pretty decent day yesterday. The schedule had a 14 mile medium long run but that's impossible for me on a workday. I ran 7¼ in the morning at about 7:27 pace and 8 miles on the track in the evening at about 6:55 pace. I was pretty happy with these runs because we've had some more humid air (and mosquitos) recently.

We're supposed to have drier air coming in to the coast this weekend, but it's still not predicted to go below 70°F. The long range forecast does show a real cold front coming in the 8th of October. I'm ready.


Mir said...

Wow! She ought to race, if she's running that much faster than you. You're fast!

GB said...

Seriously, 4 AM? You people are mad! ;) Sometimes I get up for water at 3:45 a.m., and then get right back in to bed. I gotta hand it to you, you're tough! So is the mysterious non racer woman.