Date: 04/26/08 06:48 AM
Distance: 17.84 miles
Speed: 6.0 mph
Pace: 10' 02 min/mile
The stats above should reflect more of a 10:15 minute mile, but when I did a GPS clean up, it took out all stops I made, not just stops for traffic lights, but stops at the water stations. What this time reflects is the average pace I ran between stops. Even with a 10:15 m/m pace for about 18 miles, that's still a pretty good pace for me.
The name of the run is Tour of San Diego, and is normally a 20 mile route, but this year it was changed with an 18 mile option, to accommodate more of the C group runners, so that everyone would be back from the run in about 3:15 hours. I supposed I would have been OK if I opted for the 20 mile run today, as I was doing well with my pace, but it was rather warm out and I didn't want to chance burning out before the end. I felt pretty good through out the run, but towards the end, with less than a quarter mile left, I could feel the middle toe nail on my left foot pop up, but not completely off. It didn't hurt, it just felt weird, and I was able to finish that last part of the run with the same pace I was holding. I expect the toenail to come off sometimes next week.
Anne was there , greeting everyone at the finish, and was in charge of the after run festivites, such as the post run pot luck and welcoming everyone back from their run. Popsicles never tasted so good! It was great to actually catch up with Anne with more than just a minute at a water station. I also met more people today. I chatted with one of the long time SDTC members who is a wealth of information when it comes to running injuries and issues. I asked him about my toenail, but he didn't really say anything I didn't already know, but he did give me a little tidbit about carb loading, and that was helpful.
Water's Edge - Seven Mary Three