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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Double-digit midweek runs: I'm holding up pretty well

Today's run: 14.5 miles in 2:00:30

I was originally going to run "just" 12 miles this morning. But the other three members of the Team Rogue gang I usually find myself running with (Jonathan, Cat, and Chris) were all going 14 (and Jonathan was going 20), so I decided I might as well do 14 miles as well.

I decided no matter what they did in the beginning of the run, I was going to take it easy. I think after our 20-miler Saturday, nobody was in the mood to run fast and that was a good thing. We moseyed along the first half of the run, which had a lot of little rolling hills, averaging about 8:50. The second half was mostly flat orĀ  downhill and we picked up the pace just a bit, averaging about 7:50 for the second half of the run.

My legs felt much better today than they did Saturday.

I've run 65 miles the last six days and my body is starting to get used to the heavy mileage.

And that's a good thing, because we haven't even started doing any speedwork.

That starts Thursday.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Ms. V. said...

Single Mom Seeking sent me here.

:)

July 7, 2009 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger untpawgal02 said...

65 miles in the past 6 days... whoa baby!

July 7, 2009 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

slow down. run shorter. sheesh. you make me feel inadequate. :)

i know. i need to get you in a 50+ hr/week job so you don't have time for all this crazy running anymore!! ;) jk jk. i'm just jealous.

July 8, 2009 at 6:14 AM  
Anonymous Home exchange said...

Whoa whoa whoa. That is pretty.....incredible. You are putting us all to shame! Stop right there! Heh heh.

July 8, 2009 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Billy Burger said...

Solid Kevin. Run smart and you'll run longer.

Great job - keep at it!

July 8, 2009 at 2:00 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

How many weeks did it take you to get used to your new mileage?

July 8, 2009 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Run For Life said...

That's frickin' awesome! Good luck with the speedwork tomorrow.

July 8, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

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