Dark, Foggy Run and Some Hoisting

Due to errands and obligations (as well as a high-ish daytime temperature), I ran much later than I'd normally like. Slated for 5 miles and some upper-body work, I headed out into the foggy San Francisco evening.

I think we're north-er than I thought, because it's already getting dark out early. Not a big fan. By the time I hit my turnaround point it was pretty darn dark out.

I don't know if it's the genius plan I'm following, or the running music I'm road testing, or maybe a combo platter of the above, but I've somehow knocked a good minute off my mile times.


According to Nike+, my pace was hovering a little under 10 minute miles, which is pretty much unheard of for me in recent months. Pretty sweet. I'm pleased as punch.

Weights was:
Bench Press 3 sets of 5 reps @ 135, 155 and 185 pounds.
Pull-Downs 3 sets of 5 reps @ high weight
Still Dips 3 sets of 5 reps

Still working up to pull-ups, so it's pull-downs for now. Also, the still dips were still not as deep as they really should be, but I'm working up to it.

Photo courtesy of Usodesita on Flickr.

3 Brilliant Remarks:

  1. CoyoteGirl said...

    Ya, ick, I've noticed that it's starting to get dark earlier again. I am NOT a fan either.

    Keep on Bloggin' and Runnin'

  2. Kevin D said...

    You never mentioned other forms of exercise ;). I stick to running and swimming keeps me leaner, pumping iron would slow me down!

    Nice blog BTW, really enjoyed it :)

  3. @coyotegirl
    Hey there! Nice blog, by the way, and good luck at the Skyline to the Sea 50k!

    After about 5 years or so of trying to get leaner, I've decided to embrace my genes and neanderthal-like build. I did all strength training and no endurance when I was younger (and then only running and high-rep-low-weight lifting in recent years), so I think this present running + strength training is the way for me to go. Right now anyway.

    I'd love to swim again. The pool I had access to in San Diego was all floating band-aids and dead bugs, which turned me off. No thanks. Maybe there are better options here in San Francisco.

    Nice stuff on FuelMyBlog, by the way. Nice work!