Running (Street & Trail) 33:53  4.56 mi (7:26 / mi) +61m 7:08 / mi
Washington, D.C. From 12th & Independence Ave. SW, down The Mall past the Reflecting Pool to the Lincoln Memorial, Ohio Dr. to the Rock Creek Trail, to 24th St. NW, up to the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station. After 3 days of rains and busy work kept me spinning, a 4th day of working late and rains almost got me to skip the run again but the rains stopped as I was ready to leave work (because I have to carry a wallet and other things, then ride the trains the rest of the way home, I don't want to run in the rain). I dressed quick got going. It was humid out. I noticed more ducks on the puddles in the grasses than in the normal waters. Approaching Georgetown near the Kennedy Center while crossing under the T. Roosevelt Bridge, I could notice an air barrier. The temperature was cooler on the other side and the Potomac River had fog added to cover the flotsam. It was obscuring some of the view of Georgetown. Perhaps because I was passing other runners very quickly, I had the odd sensation that I was running fast without a lot of effort while at the same time being aware that I might not be going so fast. I did however, start to slow the last 1.5 miles. I was much stronger than before when climbing the steep hill at the end.
Once on the metro train after the run, stood and again was self concious about sweating. It was then that I also learned that my legs were still tired from the earlier longer runs--various muscles that I hadn't noticed no the run, then felt sore. At Bethesda, I charged up the escalator pretty good.