Sunday, April 15, 2007

20 IN THE BOOKS

RUN : 20 MILES / 5:05 / 4R:1W

It's in the books. My 20 mile run and 3 weeks until the PIG. It was absolutely the perfect day for a long run. 35 at the start and 55 at the finish. I chose Waterfall Glen for today's run. It is a loop of 9.6 miles and I planned to do it twice and add some extra in to get the 20. The most important reson was to get some hills under my belt. I viewed the elevation for the PIG and the first half certainly has some uphills. Here is the elevation plot for my run today:
For the entire run, I tried to ignore the pace on the Garmin and just run by feel. I think that I did better without the pressure. Also I had my new Saucony Hurricane's on today. AWESOME!!! It was on of the best moves that I made. Thanks Scott. My hydration was a mixture of half gatorade and half water. That worked good. I also did better with the Power Gels vs. the GU. This was a confidence builder for the marathon for sure.

Next weekend, I plan a 5K race on Saturday. I might try to put my time on some predictors just out of curiosity.

Waddling to get some food because I'm starved.........

9 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Good job on your 20!!

21stCenturyMom said...

Way to get 'er done! That looks a whole lot like you have a sub 7 hour marathon just around the corner. Probably sub 6.5. I think that fits your goals, right?

Excellent job!

Flo said...

Glad to hear the 20 went well!! Glad the new shoes worked well too!!

Vickie said...

Great job getting those miles done! And I'm glad the weather is finally cooperating too.

Irene said...

It looks like you had a perfect training day! Nice job on the 20! Nothing beats a new pair of running shoes, and Power Gels, too! Glad to hear it all came together for you.

Fe-lady said...

Congrats on the 20 miles! That's awesome! The course looks brutal-but you are preparing yourself both physically and mentally for this I am sure!

Dori said...

Alright, you got your 20 out of the way! There's nothing like running in a new pair of shoes. Glad they worked out for you; I usually break mine in before going for a long run, but you didn't get any blisters so they must fit you like a glove.

Joe said...

Awesome! Good for you to keep moving at a consistent R/W interval for 5 full hours...that alone is marvelous prep. The work on the hills will help. Very, very glad to hear the shoes worked. Those guys at NRC know their stuff!!

Reluctant Penguin said...

Thanks for the welcome back, and congrats on the 20. Sounds like you're ready for the Pig.

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