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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Daily run: 20-miler. A good day.

Another Saturday, another long run: 20 miles of the most hilliest terrain I've run on since I've been in Austin.

I nailed it: 20 miles in 2:50. Wooohoooo!!!!!

I didn't have breakfast in the morning. Didn't take a single GU during the run. (OK, its hard to eat breakfast when you awaken at 4:30 a.m. for a 5:30 start time. And the GU thing, well, I brought two with me, but just never felt like eating them. So they stayed in my fanny pack.)

To get through the 78-degree, 80-percent humidity, I had six thermolytes and tons of water. I never felt dizzy or lightheaded and felt much better than last Saturday's 20-miler, which was mostly on a flat surface.

I was even able to pick up the pace over the second half of the run, averaging 8:12 min/mile for the last 10 miles, including 8:00 min/mile for the last six.

Of course, this run means nothing in the whole scheme of things. I've had other 20-milers as fast as today (Ok, maybe not in this heat with these hills), and still bombed during the marathon.

So, I'll just take it for what it's worth: I had a good day.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Billy Burger said...

Nailed it dude. Especially on a day like you're describing...no small feat.

Great job. I'd get in the practice of fueling though...don't wanna risk doing that in a marathon!

July 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

great deposit in the mental bank! (and legs too of course) a solid 20 miler with no fuel - nice job, though i'm with billy too - let's not make this a habit!

and whoa? 20 milers on back to back weekends? good lord!

July 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Ms. V. said...

Pretty good run! I'm very impressed! (PS-the fuel tho...) Are you currently training for a race?

Want some pizza?

July 11, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Just_because_today said...

what more can I say than I always say, your improvement is amazing

July 12, 2009 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger rodney said...

Nice job, dude. I gotta get some 20's in soon. Have a good week.

July 14, 2009 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Ulyana said...

Ok, you are officially made of rock. ROCK, I tell ya.

July 14, 2009 at 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Awesome! Don't know how you did it without food.

July 15, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

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