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September 2019 — Nielson Challenge Result

I’ve been wallowing in some form of self-pity when it comes to running lately. I am glad this half-marathon will be over this month.

The Nielson Challenge is often a bit of a motivator to get back on it, though.

Today’s Stats:
2 miles
21:56.460 m:s.hhh

Route

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August 2019 — Nielson Challenge Result

It’s already August, and that’s hard to believe.

I’ve been riding my bike to work this week since the car’s been on the fritz — thanks VW. Fortunately that’s covered by warranty, but it’s too much to carry both running gear and work attire when I ride to work.

So this is my first run in a week, and it felt good.

Today’s Stats:
2 miles
21:09.170 m:s.hhh

Route

July 2019 — Nielson Challenge Result

I was toying with the idea of actually trying to beat my last course record. But I was still a little tight from Thursday’s run, and that didn’t happen.

But my buddy was there. He’d broken his foot and hasn’t run in a few months. He walked today’s race, but I doubt it’ll be too long before he’s back to trashing me.

I didn’t do a course record run today, but this is my best result this year.

Today’s Stats:
2 miles
20:47.920 m:s.hhh

Route

May 2019 — Nielson Challenge Result

I rode my bike to work yesterday (something I didn’t have time to write up yesterday), and about halfway home I remembered today was the Nielson Challenge. My legs were a little trashed, and I wasn’t expecting much today. So 10:26 average pace was a pleasant surprise — though I’m feeling it.

It was chilly this morning, and on my way to the park, I saw several hot air balloons over a foggy low part of the city. It looked surreal and soft focus. A couple of weeks until the Run to the Shrine. And a completely pointless statistic: I’ve spent 1:47:57.150 (h:m:s.hhh) running Nielson Challenges this year.

Today’s Stats:
2 miles
21:08.270 m:s.hhh
10:26 avg. pace

April 2019 — Nielson Challenge Result

Oh how the tubby has swollen…

Okay, it wasn’t that bad. But this was my worst time this year… as you may imagine, given I haven’t been doing much (read: any) running lately. So I have to use this as a spring board to get back to it (and you know, actually get back to it this time instead of just saying that and then not doing it). The Run to the Shrine is coming up soon!

Today’s Stats
2 miles
22:21.490 m:s.hhh

March 2019 — Nielson Challenge Result

Last night a partially-frozen mist was falling from the sky over Colorado Springs, and I woke this morning to a foggy view out my window. My heart wasn’t really in today’s Nielson Challenge beforehand; but I enjoyed it more than I expected.

My daughter has a solo and ensemble competition this morning, so I’m off to that.

Today’s Stats:
2 miles
21:52.540 m:s.hhh