Sunday, January 27, 2008

9 miles

27 January, 2008 10:37

Route:--Elev. Avg:13 ft
Location:Washington Dc, VAElev. Gain:-3 ft
Date:01/26/08Up/Downhill: [+252/-255]
Time:09:54 AMDifficulty:3.2 / 5.0

Weather:Mostly Cloudy

33 F temp; 39% humidity

33 F heat index; winds E 8

Distance: 9.01 miles

Speed:6.3 mph

Pace:9' 30 /mi


Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
17' 45-1' 457.7+1.40 ft
28' 32-0' 587.0+0.70 ft
38' 55-0' 356.7+0.4+19 ft
48' 49-0' 416.8+0.5-23 ft
510' 53+1' 235.5-0.8+3 ft
69' 10-0' 206.5+0.2-3 ft
710' 59+1' 295.5-0.9+7 ft
810' 19+0' 495.8-0.5+6 ft
99' 28-0' 026.3+0.0-16 ft
end9' 02-0' 286.6+0.3+3 ft
Versus average of 9' 30 min/mile: Slower Faster

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


I ran/walked 5 miles in 46 minutes this morning, then cooked egg bacon cheese bagel sandwiches for breakfast and watched part of the Biggest Loser on Tivo while doing situps and jumping jacks and I'm completely fired up now.  I want to bench press my desk or something instead of just sitting here.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Minor Obsession

I heard Groucho Marx and his daughter (and an 11 year old Candice Bergen) sing Play a Simple Melody by Irving Berlin on tv and now it's completely stuck in my head.  The way the two different sets of lyrics go together is brilliant.

Friday, January 11, 2008

An Uncrappy Movie and Cloned Beef

Mad Money is surprisingly funny.  Like the whole movie is funny, not just a few bits.  I was not expecting that.

I predict now, on this website that only two people read, that cloned animal meat will result in copyrighted animal DNA and animal "piracy".  Somebody will take kobe or some other stupidly priced beef, get the dna out and clone those cows.  It will result in a lawsuit and people will make jokes about beef and chicken pirates.  The end result will be that congress does nothing and the courts will have to legislate on that issue.  DNA should regulated be like recipies as far as the USPTO goes. 

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Sometimes You Have to Plan Good Things

Or they just don't get done:

I tire easily and what I thought was a 3.11 mile route is apparently only 2.95 miles long.

Route:--Elev. Avg:8 ft
Location:Washington Dc, VAElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:01/03/08Up/Downhill: [+75/-75]
Time:08:03 AMDifficulty:2.1 / 5.0
Weather:A Few Clouds
 23 F temp; 51% humidity
 23 F heat index; winds NW 8

Distance: 2.95 miles
Speed:7.2 mph
Pace:8' 18 /mi
Cold as heck, but no wind!
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
17' 57-0' 217.5+0.3-7 ft
28' 17-0' 017.2+0.0+7 ft
end8' 37+0' 197.0-0.30 ft
Versus average of 8' 18 min/mile