Ran at the gym again today. I’ve been unable to run at a 9:30 or better pace for more than 2 miles lately, so my goal today was to do 3 miles on the treadmill no matter what. I did, in fact, finish my 3 miles (plus another mile on the elliptical but I never count that; that’s just warmup), but at a 9:46 pace or thereabouts. Argh. I want to be faster, dammit.

I could, I suppose, blame it on the lack of music. I brought my iPod (since music (and women in tight clothing) is pretty much the main benefit of running in the gym) but managed to forget my ear buds. Hard to listen to music without some kind of electrical-impulse-to-sound-wave converter.

My goal for next week is to duplicate my best official 5K time on the treadmill. I know I can, I know I can, I know I can…