Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I'm Still Standing

Activity: Run
Distance: 20.03 miles
Time: 4:00:20
Speed: 5.01 mph
Pace: 11' 59 min/mile
Calories: 1915


MILE SPLITS
1 10' 09
2 10' 32
3 11' 14
4 10' 27
5 11' 33
6 11' 57
7 12' 05
8 11' 07
9 11' 51
10 11' 45
11 12' 17
12 12' 14
13 12' 13
14 12' 33
15 12' 04
16 12' 25
17 12' 33
18 13' 40
19 13' 45
20 13' 23
end 18' 20


Actually, I did my 20 miles in *just* under 4 hours. When the run tracker beeped for that final mile, I was surprised because I thought I had another quarter mile to go, so I had to stop, pull the phone out of the arm band and attempt to look at it through my dusty eyes. It took a good several seconds to do that, which added time to the run. I did much better with this run than I did with my 18 miler, however I needed twice as much water than I had on me, so I had to make 4 stops at water fountains to fill one of my bottles. I was lucky the bay path had a fountain about every half mile or so. If I run as I did today, I could expect to finish the marathon in about what I did last year, which was 5:13. My goal is still 5 hours or less. I still have one more 20 mile training run to work out some of the kinks, like not running out of water and making sure I have enough electrolytes, which could shave off some of that wasted time.

It's off to the showers and then off to "run" errands... My day is far from over...

Peace
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6 comments:

barbie2be said...

elton john.

good job, irene! 4 hours for 20 miles is great.

Dori said...

Fantastic! After 20 miles, the only thing I'd have on my list is to nap for 4 hours! I think you'll beat last year's time. :-)

Evelyne said...

Oh you'll definitely beat last year's time, I know it!!!

Wow, I can't even seem to get in 30 minutes of exercise and you run for 4 hours! My hats off to you woman!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Great run time! Wow!

Anne said...

I think you're still in contention to run under 5. Remember, you'll be handed water -- not draining it from fountains along the way. And, hey, if you couldn't tell your mileage was up, that's a good sign too!

I was swamped and unable to read blogs until tonight. Sorry I missed your blog anniversary. Glad to have found it and met you. See you and Michael Sunday!

Irene said...

Barbie2be,
Once again, WINNER! As for me, only 6.2 more to go...

Dori,
I tried to take a nap, but I was still buzzy from the gels... I'm trying to keep a clear head about this marathon.

Evelyne,
Thanks for cheering me on! I really need it!

Waddler26.2,
Thanks! Good luck at your Flying Pig Marathon this weekend! I'll be checking your blog for a full report!

Anne,
I hope so. Thanks for the encouragement. I do realize that the marathon provides water and electrolytes thorough out. I was amazed how thirsty I was for this last run. I think the antibiotics had something to do with it, though. I'm glad there were drinking fountains along the way. As for underestimating the mileage, I think my brain was a little fuzzy at that point... LOL. I'm glad we met, as well! I'm looking forward to the 8k this weekend! See you there!