Saturday, January 23, 2010

10 mile run follow up

actually it was 10.10 miles, but whose keeping track. oh wait, I am!

I ended up sleeping in later then I have in a long time. Got up around 8:15am, poked my head outside to check the temp, ate a cliff bar & banana, had a few sips of water, got dressed and was out the door around 9am.

It was a little chilly. In fact, I didn't really get warm until I was about 2 miles into the run. I wore a zip up jacket assuming I would end up zipping it half way down or removing it all together. That didn't happen. I wore it the entire time. I was kind of worried I would be over dressed. I had on my under armour l/s top, jacket, under armour tights, under armour headband/ear warmer and my favorite running gloves.

The run went pretty well for being the longest I have done in a few months. I did have pain in my left knee and hip flexor around the 7.5 mile mark, but I dealt with it and pushed on.

I finished in 1:30, which is an 8:54 pace. Not my best time, but I have to remember that I have only been running minimal mileage each week for the past 3 months. That time also included 4 stops to cross major intersections, 1 walk break to eat a Hammer gel (PSA: banana flavor is gross!) and one walk break to grab my fuel belt water bottle that I had dropped.

So overall, I am happy with the outcome. More importantly, I got out there and showed myself that even though running has been put on the back burner, I still have it in me.

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great run. Way to go!

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  2. Awesome Job! Your first 10 miler back was at my spring goal pace....you will do great.

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  3. haha. Just saw the recap. sub 9 is great for your trip back out. Sounds like the legs still have some juice in them. And yes, banana is nasty. I just had Jet Blackberry for the first time in AZ (as a free sample) and I may look into trying that more often.

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  4. 噴泉的高度,不會超過它的源頭。一個人的事業也是如此,它的成就絕不會超過自己的信念。 ....................................................

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