Sunday, May 13, 2007

Living Water

Activity: Run
Date: 05/12/07 07:53 AM
Distance: 20.02 miles
Time: 3:51:08
Speed: 5.20 mph
Pace: 11' 32 min/mile
Calories: 1909

Mile splits
1 10' 14
2 10' 22
3 10' 54
4 10' 44
5 11' 47
6 11' 00
7 10' 52
8 10' 46
9 11' 14
10 11' 52
11 12' 02
12 11' 21
13 11' 48
14 12' 00
15 11' 57
16 12' 05
17 12' 26
18 12' 36
19 12' 36
20 12' 04
end 10' 50

I did much better with yesterday's run than I did just two weeks ago. Having enough water was the key. I carried my Platypus hydration pack with more than enough water, had 5 gels (needed only 3), and the weather was mild. Cell phone calls at the last 5 miles slowed me down a smidge, but I don't think it hindered anything other that adding a minute or two to the entire run. If I run the way I ran yesterday, I can expect to finish the marathon in around 5:02 or so. I know my training runs are always slower than my actual runs, and I'm hoping that the excitement of marathon day will give me the mental boost I need to pick up the speed even just a little bit.




WADDLER26.2 said...

Awesome 20 miler. Nice pace! Hope you had a wonderful mother's day!

Evelyne said...

Wow, 20 miles in 3 hrs and 51 min, amazing! I can't even run for 1 mile. You're gonna do great in that marathon.

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

smartypantz32 said...

At the end of a 20 mile run you can still talk on the cell phone????


chantal2bfit said...

Awesome 20 miler! That 4-hour marathon goal is definitely a strong possibility!

Pamela said...

WOW again...& hope Mother's day was good for you!

NotSoccer Mom said...

wow, i get exhausted just reading about all that you do. i know my little half-hour every morning yoga/stretches/light aerobics are better than nuthin, but still...

KatieFeldmom said...

Awesome Job!!!!!

Dori said...

Watch out, SDRRM!

Steven said...

Whoa! That is awesome. I feel like I did something when I run 2 miles. Way to go!

Donna said...

I still get so impressed by you Irene, and I'm still jealous too, ha ha, just because I'm still not running. I tried about 2 weeks ago, did a whole 1/2 mile and could still feel the pain in my leg, so I didn't continue.

chantal2bfit said...

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Irene said...

I felt pretty good about that run. Thanks, and I did have a nice Mother's Day.

Thanks so much. I really appreciate your support!

At the end of a 20 mile run I don't want to talk on the phone, and It kept ringing... *Grumble* I need to figure out how to shut off the ringer but still hear the mile marker beeps... Keep guessing on the song. :)

Thanks for the encouragement. My goal is 5 hours or less. I'd be absolutely besides myself if I did a 4 hour marathon, plus that would qualify me for Boston. I'd have to shave off an hour of my running time. Oh well. A girl can dream, but you never know. ;) BTW dang - my age is showing! I should wear my reading glasses to read blogs! Shirts/skirts... big difference. LOL... Thanks for the skirt info.

Thanks. I did have a nice Mother's Day.

Yoga is good. Movement is good. ;) Thanks.



Long time no see! Glad to see you back here and posting again on your blog. Thanks!

Thank you! Ow. Pain and running usually don't mix. I hope it gets to feeling better!