Saturday, March 10, 2007

Road Runner

I ran a 14 miler today, but later in the day when it was warmer out, just to be prepared. I ran with my hubbie at Lake Murray by our old house, just because we needed some small hills. The run at the bay is completely flat and the marathon route has a few hills, so it's good to get in those long miles there at the lake route. This may seem like a small thing but I diluted my gels in two of my 4 oz water bottles on my hydration belt, just to give that a try. So far, it worked. I used one Powergel and one Accel-gel. The Powergel seemed to dilute better. The Accel-gel did okay, but it was on the foamy side. I finised my 14 miles in 2:44:00, that's about a 11:24 min/mile. I sort of ran out of steam towards the end, and that brought my average down. At least I got the miles in, and that's what I needed.

My schedule is out of whack. I'm back at work again, but I don't know for how long. It definetly throws a kink in my workout and running plans, but I'm doing what I can.

Thanks, fellow bloggers, for all of the wonderful comments about my "Beautiful" entry. It will be a History lesson for my kids.

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WADDLER26.2 said...

Good run!! Nice pace.

Pamela said...

14 miles *phew* ... & all I can think about is the looney tunes show ! teehee!

sister smile said...

What a gorgeous place to run!

Speaking of gorgeous, that was an astounding entry about your mother. I'm touched to have been able to share it.

Irene said...

Thanks. It was a good day! Any day I get to run is a good day!

14 miles and about 12.2 to add to it! PMA, right??? Keep guessing on the song! It's a real song by a real band. ;)

Sister Smile,
The photo came out a little smudgy because I took it with my sweaty hands and my cell phone camera... I need to go back to the lake and take some decent pictures when I'm not running, with a better camera... My mom was a multi faceted person. There is so much that I left out, however, it was very therapeutic for me to write down the bits and pieces that I did.